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Lama Hajj 29 Jan 2015

Israel and Hezbollah Clash at Border, And This Is How The Lebanese Respond

The Lebanese people have always had a unique way of…erm…expressing themselves.

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.”)