An infant who lost his left eye has become a symbol of the humanitarian crisis in Syria

 Karim Abdel Rahman -- a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack -- has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.
Karim Abdel Rahman — a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack — has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.
— a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack — has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.

Karim’s injury, a consequence of civil unrest that began seven years before he was born, sparked a hashtag social media campaign that has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter, with people — from sports stars to diplomats — posting selfies of themselves covering one eye. The photos have been tagged with #SolidarityWithKarim and #StandWithKarim.

“He and his mother came under an artillery attack in a popular market in Hammuriah, Eastern Ghouta. Karim’s mother was killed in that attack, and Karim sustained severe injuries to his skull,” said the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a group that provides humanitarian and medical assistance to “all Syrian victims of war.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it witnessed the October 29 shelling in Hammuriah and in other places in the Damascus suburbs. The group monitored shelling by regime forces in an area of a kindergarten in Kafr Batna that left four children injured. A child died and three other citizens were injured in shelling in Saqba, it reported.
The International Committee of the Red Cross describes a “critical” humanitarian situation in suburban Damascus.
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The #SolidarityWithKarim campaign has picked up supporters in the Middle East and across the globe, including private citizens, public figures and aid workers outraged that children have been the victims of attacks.

Supporters of the campaign include the Turkish Red Crescent, the UOSSM and Syria Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft, soccer player Franck Ribery, and Bana Alabed, the Syrian refugee who tweeted last year from besieged Aleppo.

“The horrors faced by the children of Ghouta are unimaginable. Karim’s story is just one of many that could have been prevented. He will have to suffer with this affliction his whole life,” Dr. Ghanem Tayara, chairman of UOSSM International, said in a statement.

“The international community should be ashamed that this is allowed to happen with impunity,” he said. “It must stop now!”

CNN

  • Danny Farah

    How can Bashar lives with himself. Oh wait this is a fabrication from the opposition according to him. He is a Saint after all. He is no different than Daesh and Al Qaeda.

  • Hind Abyad

    The article says that The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it witnessed the
    October 29 shelling in Hammuriah and in other places in the Damascus suburbs. The group monitored shelling by regime forces in an area of a kindergarten in Kafr Batna that left four children injured”.

    Abdul Rahman left Syria and never returned since 15 years.!!!

    “The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is quoted as though it were the most authoritative source of information to be found in Syria. Such “luminaries” as the Huffington Post, VICE, Reuters, CNN , Fox and nearly all of the mainstream media have been caught citing this website verbatim, without so much as questioning the reliability of this singular source.

    Abdel Rahman is the “director” of the SOHR, though it is quite uncertain if he actually has anyone to “direct” as nobody else is known to work for/with him.
    He works from his two-bedroom Coventry home in the UK; this is why you keep seeing the Mainstream media call him a “London-based monitoring group“. It’s quite funny, really, calling this one man a “London-based monitoring group” in the same vein as The Red Cross.”
    http://anonhq.com/truth-behind-oft-quoted-syrian-observatory-human-rights/

  • Hind Abyad

    Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

    “A 2012 report described Abdulrahman as a useless, utterly compromised source of information who has every reason to twist reality to suit his admittedly politically-motivated agenda of overthrowing the Syrian government. However, for a propagandist, he is a goldmine. That is why despite the overt conflict of interests, the lack of credibility, the obvious disadvantage of being nearly 3,000 miles away from the alleged subject of his ‘observations’, or the fact that a single man is ludicrously calling himself a ‘Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ in the first place, the Western media still eagerly laps up his constant torrent of disinformation.[10]”

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Syrian_Observatory_for_Human_Rights

    • Rascal

      You are working overtime on a holiday to protect the image of Bloody Assad. You are a piece of work Hind.

      What about the human suffering? You do know Assad will continue to kill all opposition including non-military young and old on an industrial scale.

      Vote for Assad , or vote for your family to be brutally raped and murdered.

      • Y K

        I bet when she was younger (and possibly slightly less crazy), she was a fan of Saddam Hussein. Any butcher dictator is fine with her as long as he hates the Jooz. 🙂

        • Rascal

          I don’t believe she is any type of Christian. She acts more like a shiite paid propagandist. Spreading fake news and deflecting the real story is now big business and mandatory for any good mullah supporter.

          • Y K

            Well, the Aounists are nominally “Christians”. Still, they see it as their life’s purpose to polish Nasrallah’s boots. Not to mention the Nazis from SSNP.

          • Niemals

            I ended believing her a long time ago, had my doubts that she is a pure Christian Lebanese.
            I remember on “Helen4Yemen” (or whatever she called herself) was always pointing out that Jews can’t be blonde Israelis.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b936cf765f23105f1ed2fe4f63459ac2170fa0546693b9724bb80e886e7ee4bb.jpg One is a real Jew and the other is an imposter.….
            According to one Sharmine Narwani @snarwani (Vor 22 Stunden)

          • Hind Abyad

            Quote of the Day
            Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.

            – Frank Herbert

          • Y K

            But your entire online activity is the exact opposite of this quote. Maybe you just misunderstood it, which would not be surprising given your literacy level?

          • Niemals

            One more time without any quote…. Who’s quote Abyss chose this time?
            This time it needs no waiting “to be approved by Ya Libnan News.”🤣

          • Hind Abyad

            Wikki Zio?..

          • Hind Abyad

            Do you have anything else to say?
            Holocaust started since 1900….

            “1900 – Stephen S. Wise, New York Times, June 11, 1900
            “There are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism.”

            “1902 – Encyclopaedia Britannica, 10th Edition, Vol. 25, 1902, page 482. “While there are in Russia and Rumania six millions of Jews who are being systematically degraded …”

            “1902 – Samuel W. Goldstein, New York Times, November 27, 1902
            “PLEA FOR ZIONISM … In answer I would say: Does Dr. Silverman represent the 6,000,000 Jews in Russia, 300,000 in Roumania and the 1,000,000 in Galicia?”

            “1903 – The Jewish Criterion (Pittsburgh), September 18th, 1903, page 6 ” … six million downtrodden brethren.”

            “1904 – The Jewish Criterion (Pittsburgh), February 19th, 1904, page 2 ” … where five or six million people existed under persecution.”

            Too long it go on to 1945.. 7 Holocausts.

          • Rascal

            Well there is no doubt that she is a racist hate monger. But her and other hate filled muslims in Canada that feel that way have some new opposition.

            Soldiers of Odin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9NdN4a6D_g&t=831s

          • Hind Abyad

            Not my type stupid Ratscall.

          • Hind Abyad

            It’s always the ‘others’ fault, don’t know who or what you’re talking about, poor little “liberal”. Israeli Zionists are upset that non-Israelis are calling them Nazis. It’s quite simple. If you don’t want us to call you Nazis then stop behaving like them.

          • Y K

            This Narwani looks like Dumbyad’s (even) dumber and uglier sister. 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            “This Narwani” is a Lebanese journalist, writer, commentator and analyst covering Middle East geopolitics.

          • Y K

            Obviously the intellectual level of this “geopolitics analyst” is on par with yours.

          • Hind Abyad

            WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT YOUR OPINIONS.. paid troll? 😉

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTwXj2uPdF8

          • Y K

            “paid troll”

            There’s no sin in getting paid for doing what you like. On the other hand, it must really suck to be someone who’s only good at collecting welfare checks and hating Jooz on the internet for free. Capisce? 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            One is real life heroin, the other is a movie, nothing to do
            with hair color, Nianimal’s dork.

          • Hind Abyad

            Sharmin Nawarmi never said that. Crook & Liars ;-)))

          • Niemals

            Perhaps I can claim (take the honor myself) – I do not know anyone else who visited / criticized her Tweeter posts – for having managed to prevent her from spreading fake news and deflecting the real story.

            At the moment, she can only continue to cheer with her admiration club fellow members, and then her “business” becomes so limited that we do not get confronted with her anti-Western anti-Semitic hatred propaganda.

          • Niemals

            No she is not any type of Christian, Abyss acts like a paid propagandist.

            However the spreading of fake news and deflecting the real story is
            hampered now when she decided to Sorry, but you are not authorized to see this status!
            Now Abyss Tweeter account is protected (no longer public), only confirmed followers have access to Abyss tweets.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90fdafbc68891431ec32ef23433874bfd636fdbd772d670952bd448a43e689ff.jpg
            In practice it become privet when she chose to lett only registered followers to have an access to her posts on her tweeter account.

            When non-confirmed try to access the @AbyadHind they see the following text; “Sorry, but you are not authorized to see this status!
            The tweets of this account are protected. Only confirmed followers have access to the tweets and full profile of @AbyadHind. Click on the “Follow” button to send a confirmation request.”

            That means no more Hindenburg ‘pollution’ of the open socialmedia.

          • Niemals

            Talk about Mission accomplished! 🎯
            I forgot to point out that Hind is not only unable of spreading her fake news, but in addition her confirmed followers are unable to use the Retweet icon to Retweet or Quote Tweet her (@HindAbyad) Tweets.

            That is indeed protected (no longer public) Tweeter account!

          • Rascal

            When she employs the fake news and hate propaganda and doesn’t wish to be exposed, she hides, blocks and census reply’s. With any luck her little hate-fest is being monitored by authorities in Canada. I wonder if she is aware how much the Quebec population is growing intolerant towards ignorant immigrants such as her.

          • Niemals

            She doesn’t wish to be exposed, still claiming that she exposed Rainbow Sponge. 😂🤣😅😎

            The Abyss is equipped with lively imagination and speculation lust so that she sees ghosts everywhere 👻😱🤤.

          • Hind Abyad

            Do you have a little camera in your computer?
            Ratscal twilight zioZone?
            Call the government i came here as a college student. Parasite

          • Rascal

            They don’t teach Jew-hate 101 in Canada. Your type of racist bigotry is generally not tolerated in Canada. Even the people who protest against the hateful immigrants are subject to liberal rules. I suggest you spend more time learning and enlightenment and less time spreading your hate-propaganda with the time you have in the free West away from that desert culture.

          • Niemals

            A very good suggestion, however I don’t believe that the Abyss can or will learn it.

            She demonstrated it on her Twitter account.

          • Hind Abyad

            Sorry Ratscal i have many Jewish friends, not Zionists!
            If i was spreading ‘hate propaganda’ i wouldn’t have a
            Twitter account.

            In which Naza stratosphere do you live on?
            “They don’t teach Jew-hate 101 in Canada.”
            Now that’s hate propaganda you ignorant parasite.
            I have nothing to do with the Desert Israel does.

            Jews hate Netanyahu Zionism is an ugly self-destructive.
            mental disease. Watch this video
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=dPxv4Aff3IA

          • Rudy1947

            It’s not the flood it’s the water. It’s not the hurricane it’s the wind. Geez, what total BS you spew.

          • Hind Abyad

            @disqus_CMOfXoffsl:disqus
            On top of living on Palestinians stolen land ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV1HwG1_phs

          • Rudy1947

            I have one question and who’s her daddy. Time for DNA?

          • Y K

            “Sorry Ratscal i have many Jewish friends, not Zionists!”

            Your only friends are talking to you inside your head.

          • Niemals

            Does the Abyss try to wash away the stamp of being the eternal Jew hater by fabrication of fictional Jewish friends?

            I doubt that anyone (including the so called Jewish “friends” of her) has a different opinion about Hind after reading Dumbyad’s twits on Twitter or another social media page.
            http://disq.us/p/1fudvz5
            http://disq.us/p/1fucw17
            http://disq.us/p/1f807dr
            http://disq.us/p/1f4uzbc
            as well as http://disq.us/p/1f4hv4h

          • Niemals

            Is this ONE of the Jewish friends, that the eternal Jew hater which in addition denies the Holocaust, have?:
            The 93-year-old Eva Behar was in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42822340

      • Hind Abyad

        Oh Dear, Ratscal, we feat Christmas late in the night the 24th
        No working. I came to wish merry Christmas and posted Mozart video.. saw this absolute piece of crap.

      • Niemals

        Hind Abyad is indeed working overtime on her Twitter account.

        As if it was not enough that she was always messing with you at Ya Libnan, so she does the same with twitter participants.
        https://twitter.com/AbyadHind/status/945150609447059457
        Her racism is not going to help her to be friendly with anyone, certainly not with any Jews – or those that sympathizes with Jews.
        https://twitter.com/AbyadHind/status/945145101461938176
        Hind Abyad thinks she has empathy with all mankind’s suffering, she has empathy with a limited group – that is sick.

        • Y K

          Looks like she chiefly has pity with herself. Which is kinda understandable. 🙂

          • Niemals

            Now when the mission is accomplished🎯 Abyss is no longer in a position of spreading dissemination of delusions, anti-Semitic comments, conspiracy theories, lies and personal attacks.

            Only her like-minded ones can enjoy her distorted world. 😎
            So indeed it looks like she chiefly has pity with herself. Which is kinda understandable.

            She have finally BLOCKED herself, never expected she have the guts to do it…..

          • Y K

            Not sure that I care, as long as I can still mock her crap. 🙂

          • Niemals

            Sorry, but you are not authorized to see this status! However you still can mock her crap on this forum, Abyss Tweeter account is protected (no longer public), only confirmed followers have access to Abyss tweets.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90fdafbc68891431ec32ef23433874bfd636fdbd772d670952bd448a43e689ff.jpg
            In practice it become privet when she chose to lett only registered followers to have an access to her posts on her tweeter account.

            When non-confirmed try to access the @AbyadHind they see the following text; “Sorry, but you are not authorized to see this status!
            The tweets of this account are protected. Only confirmed followers have access to the tweets and full profile of @AbyadHind. Click on the “Follow” button to send a confirmation request.”

            That means no more Hindenburg ‘pollution’ of the open socialmedia.

          • Hind Abyad

            You’re so naive everybody can see me, (or it wouldn’t be a Twitter account), can retweet me.
            Confirmation request is when your names appear. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7143d1b7b43a875143bc3e2bef121c74270d6304d0ed39ee483f57b5814352e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c6dfbafeb440dd05487ddbcf311e7d428e81af1c41137ccf0a7fa69e8eaa53c.jpg

  • Hind Abyad

    YaLibnan i accept articles that are true but not fake information about the White Helmets we’re not stupid
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/05/new-photos-emerge-omran-daqneesh-boy-became-symbol-aleppos-suffering/

  • Niemals

    The New Zealand singer Lord cancels Tel Aviv concert week after it was announced. Promoter says sorry she had to put up with all the S**t.
    However according to ✿ᾄмὄᾗ ➸ ( мὗᾗᾄ ❥ᴸ̲ᵒ̲ᵛ̲ᵋ̲ᵧₒᵤ✿)@amon_7ps it was
    “Another #BDS Victory!!”….

    The “Beautiful, Talented, and Very Smart Singer #Lorde cancels her concert in Israel”, refusing to play in the #Apartheid….
    https://twitter.com/amon_7ps/status/945328051600220160

    Less than a week after she announced a concert next year in Tel Aviv, New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde has canceled the show following pressure from BDS activists.

    In a statement from the singer released by the Israeli public relations firm handling the show for concert promoters Naranjah, the singer cited the “overwhelming number of messages and letters” she received as leading to her decision to cancel the show booked for June.

    “I have had a lot of discussions with people holding many views, and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show,” she wrote. The singer said despite researching the issue before booking the Tel Aviv show, “I’m not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one.”

    The letter – written by New Zealand activists Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab and posted on the New Zealand website Spinoff – said, “Playing in Tel Aviv will be seen as giving support to the policies of the Israeli government, even if you make no comment on the political situation. Such an effect cannot be undone by even the best intention and the best music.”

  • Hind Abyad

    YaLibnan article.
    ‘Supporters of the campaign include the Turkish Red Crescent, the UOSSM and Syria Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, British Ambassador to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft, soccer player Franck Ribery, and Bana Alabed, the Syrian refugee who tweeted last year from besieged Aleppo.. supported by Hollywood and western media like CNN.

    Her Father is a terrorist, here with his brother, invited at Erdogan palace.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f2e9dd17712fa2b00177d8d78c063ed66d8bb4cda4a3222cbccab1c5a1860005.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dabaf6ee78bc30c4989b3157201673b19225d00f214dd0e859685975420f2eed.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff11991189f1f2092d932babf64a57a7ee5663de1d516ab63761e48c063da97d.jpg