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Jordanians stand by Lebanon even more after Beirut blast

By Bahaa Al Deen Al Nawas - Aug 05,2020 - Last updated at Aug 05,2020

A view shows the aftermath of Tuesday’s blast at Beirut's port on Wednesday (AFP photo)

AMMAN — Jordanians across various social media platforms expressed their solidarity with Lebanon, after news, pictures and videos of explosions that rocked the Lebanese capital went viral. 

Well-wishes and eagerness to support and help its people flowed on social media, as users voiced their prayers, thoughts and willingness to donate.

People have also shown solidarity by changing their profile pictures to the Lebanese flag or adding it as a frame to their own pictures.

"The scene is horrifying and unbelievable, may the souls of those who passed away rest in peace and a speedy recovery to the injured," Eman Anzawi commented on the Facebook.

After the explosions, the hash-tags #Beirut and #PrayForLebanon among many others became trending in Jordan as well.

"What a shocking view in Beirut. Our prayers to the injured and condolences to the families of the victims...," Ahmad Masa'deh tweeted. 

"May peace be with Lebanon and its people, and may God give them resilience in these horrible times, may the dead rest in peace and this be the last cause of sorrow," Abdullah Maharmeh tweeted as well, using the trending hash-tags. 

The link for the "Beirut Port Explosion Relief Fund" by Union of Relief and Development Associations on the website globalgiving.org also circulated on Jordanians' accounts, urging each other to donate and support the Lebanese, raising $30,727 out of the $50,000 goal at 2:50pm on Wednesday.

"Friends, please do your best to help by providing disaster relief for Lebanon. Most money here is going to the red cross," Anas Mahmoud posted on his Facebook account, urging people to donate for the disaster relief for Beirut explosions crowd funding, started by Impact Lebanon.

By Wednesday afternoon the fund had raised almost 2.5 million British pounds out of its 5 million target.

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