The Lebanese people have always had a unique way of…erm…expressing themselves. هل مرّة ما رح يصير حرب تموز تانية.. لأنو نحنا بكانون المهمّ شو؟ خليكن بعاد عن الجسورة! الناس بالضاحية عم يحتفلوا وبرات الضاحية نقطع البامبرز No worries our Lebanese president will calm things down. Oh wait...
On Wednesday, January 28, news broke of the biggest escalation in South Lebanon since the July War of 2006. Hezbollah fired five anti-tank missiles at Israeli military vehicles in the Shebaa Farms which resulted in the death of two Israeli soldiers and left seven others injured. Israel immediately returned artillery fire which resulted in the death of a Spanish member of UNIFIL. The initial firing of rockets by Hezbollah was assumed retaliation against a helicopter strike last week which killed six Hezbollah fighters including Jihad Mughnieh, the son of Imad Mughnieh, who was killed in a similar fashion by Israel back in 2008.
With all that said and done, the Lebanese arena was once again on high alert, with many fearing the start of another war. However, the Lebanese have a very peculiar way of expressing themselves. Here are five quirky reactions we saw after the clashes:
1. Got My Mind on Falafel and Falafel on My Mind
This romantic couple has a head start on Valentine’s Day. They have courtside seats to the action and are dreaming about falafel. What more could you want?
2. There’s Always Time For Shisha
This guy has the right idea. Why should he neglect his favorite pastime while Israeli warplanes are circling over his head? P.S Is this the same guy who wants falafel in Gaza? He has just become the poster child for not giving a f*ck.
3. Sethrida Doesn’t Know Cameras Exist
4. Meme Mania
Of course this was an opportunity to create several memes, because our priorities are in order!
5. And the Heroes Over at Twitter Were Sure to Offer their Snarky Two Cents.
(In English, it reads: "This time there won't be a July attack, for we are in January.")
(In English, it reads: "Whatever happens, stay away from the bridges.")
(In English, it reads: "People in Dahieh are celebrating while outside.. pampers are sold out.")
هل مرّة ما رح يصير حرب تموز تانية.. لأنو نحنا بكانون— OH!MY!JAD!!! (@OHMYJAD) January 28, 2015
المهمّ شو؟ خليكن بعاد عن الجسورة!— Maya Yared (@MayaYared) January 28, 2015
الناس بالضاحية عم يحتفلوا وبرات الضاحية نقطع البامبرز— المُفتي لا ﷺ (@yehyakov) January 28, 2015
No worries our Lebanese president will calm things down. Oh wait...— Najib@blogbaladi (@LeNajib) January 28, 2015