As violence has escalated again in the Syrian City of Aleppo #Aleppo, #Syria and Arabic hashtags that translate to ‘Aleppo is calling out to you’, ‘Save Aleppo’ and ‘Aleppo is burning’ have been trending on Twitter in Dubai for the past week.
A feeling of helplessness
The photos appearing on social media are too horrific to be republished here, and the politics behind what’s going on are complex. People in Dubai have shown empathy and solidarity to the people of Syria. The tweets represent a sense of helplessness and how the thoughts and prayers of Dubai are with those who are suffering.
The Ministry of Foreign affairs has expressed deep concern…
UAE denounces targeting of civilians in Syria
Unwarranted escalation against the civilian population could undermine the political process and the ceasefire, which contributed positively to the reduction of violence suffered by the Syrian people.
WAM Emirates News Agency
Here are 13 tweets from people in Dubai showing how upsetting they are finding the situation
I am apologizing to #Aleppo as an Arab, a Muslim, and a human being. I am sorry we are only watching.
— مريم قاسم (@Marmar_Q) April 30, 2016
— GlobeRider (@IvaStojancev) April 30, 2016
— Ameen Abboud (@AMEEN_ABBOUD) April 30, 2016
— •° 사마♡• (@SXMH_4) April 30, 2016
‘She commended you to God, I milked and sky land and its people, God have mercy Lord servants milking it indestructible.’
— shadi hamad (@Shadihamad85) April 30, 2016
History is all what we had, and now it’s being destroyed #Aleppo_is_Burning
— تقى المناوي ???? (@QueenOfTweeting) April 30, 2016
— Rasha Al Aqeedi (@RashaAlAqeedi) April 29, 2016
Saddening what has been happening in Halab ????.. Keep Syria and every country going through war in your prayers ❤️
— Ruaa (@RuaaZeitoun) April 30, 2016
— سلطان الشعالي???????? (@SultanAlshaali) April 29, 2016
Activists are calling for Facebook to be turned red in support