On Friday, Lebanon’s official news agency reported that celebratory shots about the New Year killed a Syrian woman in a refugee in eastern Lebanon and hit an airplane parked at Beirut’s airport in two separate incidents. According to the National News Agency, early on Friday, the Syrian woman died after that a shot hit her in the head in a refugee camp in Baalbek.
Moreover, people in the vicinity of the southern Beirut neighborhood shot fire in the air in celebration, which struck a Middle East Airlines plane on the tarmac at Beirut’s airport. Thereafter, the aircraft took off as scheduled after engineers made sure that it was safe to fly.
Indeed, in Lebanon, shooting from guns and rifles into the air in celebration is common in some regions at events such as weddings, funerals, when political leaders deliver speeches, and even when a student passes high school exams.
It should note that Lebanon’s leading football player Mohammed Atwi died in September, almost a month after that he was hit in the head by a shot by mourners during a funeral for one of the victims of this summer’s massive Beirut port explosion. He has 33 years old.