Breaking news: Lebanese Civilian Shot

Charbel Ghanem, 18, was shot dead while protesting in Martyrs' Square Saifi, he is apparently being treated at Hotel Dieu hospital. Armed men shot him from a moving vehicle, carrying partisan flags. The details remain vague, I will update as soon as I learn more.

Our prayers are with Charbel and his family, and may God preserve our Lebanon from these traitors.


At Sunday, March 06, 2005 10:15:00 PM, Blogger Rampurple said...

future and lbc didnt say that. They said it was at saify... two cars with political flags passed by each other, got on each others nerves, started shooting, and charbel ghanem was injured. not killed.

this is sad....

At Sunday, March 06, 2005 10:26:00 PM, Blogger liminal said...

yes, please keep us posted...

At Sunday, March 06, 2005 11:15:00 PM, Blogger Rampurple said...

please fix your information... all tv stations are saying he was in a vehicle in al saifi and not protesting in martyrs square.

At Sunday, March 06, 2005 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Ramzi said...

Latest news as of March 6 11:00 pm:
CT-scan of Charbel Ghanem shows a bullet lodged in the abdomen.
He is currently being treated and expected to recover.
Authorities are investigating the matter (don't hold your breath...)

At Sunday, March 06, 2005 11:47:00 PM, Blogger Tempest said...

I changed the post. The news I got initially said Martyrs' Square, I appologize for any discomfort that may have caused you. The details still remain vague, some claim there were two cars, others just one. Some claim there were armed men in the moving car that drove by and shot at Charbel, others claim it was caused by a dispute between two groups that got on each others' nerves.

Personally, I'd go with the first set of explanations, as the other is being used by the government. Those that shot him were the same people that were carrying weapons last night, and threatening Jumblatt, Gemayyel, Geagea, and the rest. So, I'm not really too inclined to go with the official story.

At Monday, March 07, 2005 4:29:00 PM, Blogger Ramzi said...

Charbel's own account of the incident was broadcast on TV.
He said the following:
- he was in a car carrying the Lebanese flag and the flag of the Lebanese Forces (owwet)
- a second car (an SUV) with flags of harakit amal gave chase and started driving intimidatingly
- a man in the SUV fired from the car using a pistol and the bullet hit Charbel's side.

On another note, the TV News also reported other similar incidents (with pictures of cars with bullet holes) but nobody was injured thankfully in the other cases.


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