The old Lebanese proverb “أعمل منيح وكب بالبحر” should be changed into “يا بهيم حاجي تكب بالبحر”. As if Israel’s deliberate bombardment of fuel tanks in Jiyeh back in 2006 wasn’t enough to pollute the waters, some assholes (Lebanese) have been dumping recently large piles of garbage into the Jiyeh sea.
The discovery was made by a woman (Dr. Halima Kaakour) who usually swims there every morning and the underwater pictures and videos being shared are horrific.
Civil Defense volunteers worked on cleaning the waters for hours last Friday but it will take them days if not weeks to take out all the dumped trash.
Jiyeh’s coast is one of the most beautiful in Lebanon and some of Lebanon’s most popular beach resorts are found there.