Lebanon's Tripoli was the site of a hideous scene on the night an explosion blasted through a residential area in Beirut's southern suburb. Citizens in Tripoli distributed candy and celebrated the death of other Lebanese people in an explosion that targeted their houses, their neighborhoods and their stores.
Violence and acts of vengeance are present within a cultural structure that's difficult to overlook.Hazem al-Amin
It's likely that the "war of instincts," currently raging among the Lebanese people, is more severe than that which reigned during the civil war. Back then, daily violence helped to vent peoples’ grudges. However, today those grudges are internalized. These reactions almost appear more hideous than murder itself.