Nabatieh Municipality is claiming the picture is fabricated
Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah is a Lebanese electrical and electronics research engineer, mathematician and inventor par excellence. He was born in Nabatieh in 1895, then traveled to the US where he earned a master’s degree in engineering sciences. “He entered the vacuum tube section of the Engineering Laboratory of the General Electric Company at Schenectady N.Y. in 1923 where he was engaged in mathematical and experimental research, principally on rectifiers and inverters and he received 43 patents covering his work”. [Wiki]
Last week, a picture was circulated online showing garbage placed in front of Sabbah’s grave in Nabatieh, but the municipality of Nabatieh quickly published a memo claiming that the picture is fabricated and that a group of people intentionally placed garbage in front of Sabbah’s grave and shared the picture online. Funnily enough, I was following the story on LebaneseMemes and someone posted an older picture with a different garbage in front of the grave as well.
To be honest, I’m glad that the Nabatieh municipality took this matter very seriously, even if their story doesn’t add up, and I hope that they take extra measures to keep this site clean, even if it’s placed between shops and rarely, if ever, visited by tourists or locals.
Picture shared by the Nabatieh municipality
Pictures via LebaneseMemes