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Friday, March 09, 2007

Save Old Damascus...

The heart of the oldest city in the world is being destroyed little by little, without anyone raising a finger...

What the hell is wrong with these people?


Blogger MQabbani said...

:( bad news , so they dont care about it !!
we should do something can we??

March 09, 2007 9:38 PM

Blogger Shady Zayat said...

I posted a suggestion a couple of days ago, check it here.

March 10, 2007 5:05 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tired to find the reason behind such project and why the Municipality of Damascus is keen on going on with this project. I got to know that they need to clear space around one the Shiia Mazar of Siti Roqia to generate money from visitors. I still think that what ever the reason the combination of old Damascus and it people as occupants make one structure which is The Old City. The City planner along the years have proved their failure with a lot of examples like souq sarooja, sooq alasrounia and sooq al kheja. They proved their inner impotent in solving any problem so far. People should work together to stop this tragedy and the have to raise their voices demanding from the municipality to give them answers and logical reasons to favor the project. People approval should be a deciding factor. They do not mind destroying another market, this time without even finding replacement to add to their chaotic planning. It makes me feel sorry for those who are going to suffer and they can’t raise a lawsuit to claim their rights. It reminds me with the sixties and nationalization of people properties which set the country 50 years back.

March 10, 2007 11:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Syrians and all lovers of Old Damascus cause are invited to say their mind on this sordid affair on this poll. http://ra2yak.googlepages.com/home

March 10, 2007 8:19 PM

Blogger Lujayn said...

So how far along are they in this decision? I'm not too familiar with the place, what does it consist of? The letter says the World Heritage Foundation will meet in June to discuss the matter, will the area still be there then?

March 11, 2007 12:17 AM

Blogger Ihsan said...

So stupid! I was so upset to read that in the news!

They say we should distinguish between antique and archealogical! What they want to clear out is just some old stuff...NOT of any archealogical importance...how LAME that is?

I wrote a post about this but didn't get the chance to put it online...I will do that soon...we all have to do something about it..lets start a blogger campain!

March 11, 2007 4:35 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

تلحس طيزي يا يزن الخرا

March 11, 2007 4:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the order to destroy old damascus came from the iranian master of bashar.

April 15, 2007 10:51 PM


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