Save the last turtle sanctuary in Lebanon

#EcoCide in Lebanon

May Haddad


Photo Credit: Mona Khalil post at:

STOP Eco-Terrorism in Lebanon

Friends we urgently need your help…

This illegal construction work started two months ago. At the beginning we confronted them and they said they are only building a private house with a small swimming pool which was OK according to HIMA laws.

This whole area is an agricultural land where they can only build, in a small part of it, a house …

During Ramadan and especially at night, the construction at this site reached its peak and its becoming a huge illegal resort with cabins and two huge swimming pools …

This is all illegal and means BYE BYE to the Turtles Beach very soon … !
HELP !!! ……. This massacre should be stopped NOW before it’s TOO LATE …


~ Mona Khalil

خطر الاسمنت “يداهم” حمى السلاحف في المنصوري

أعلنت منى…

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Abdo & Co.

Below are a series of photographs taken by Syrian children at a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

Most of the photos were taken by a young boy whose nickname is Abdo.

The temperature was at freezing point at midday with not a single refugee dressed appropriately.

These children have never before used a camera, but definitely enjoyed using the compact Canon I had brought with me, and my phone until its very last drop of battery.



#1 #2 #3 #5 #4 Abdo #10 #9 Unkown #7 #6 #28 #27 #26 #25 #24 #23 #22 #21 #20 #19 #18 #17 #16 #15 #14 #13 #12

I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I have.


None of these photos have been edited on Photoshop, and I have retouched a few of them using iPhoto.

From Russia With Love


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

Hermel, Lebanon

It Could’ve Been Worse…

Fire can be interpreted in various ways in today’s world. Flames consume all that is in its path with a frightening roar. It is even more serious when the fire descends from heaven to earth. When the flames lick at the ceiling waiting for the shelter to crumble. In dreams, if the smoke rises to the sky, this signifies that the inhabitants of that place are professing terrible falsehoods about the encounter with Allah (God). Instinct and Intuition are examples of such an encounter. Disobeying them is thus a terrible falsehood.  If the fire is accompanied by flames, the misfortune will be due to the ruler. To enter the fire is to repent and to strive with oneself.

 Thank you Ibn Sirin.