Dramatic incidents related to celebratory shootings keep happening across the country despite many requests for citizens to stop them. The ISF has launched many campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of this practice, to no avail.
People continue with that illegal tradition during weddings and funerals.
The Lebanese law states clearly that the minimum sentence in the case of harming someone by shooting in the air is 9 months to 3 years in prison and a fine that’s 5 to 10 times the minimum wage.
People are not the only victims of stray bullets in Lebanon. Airplanes flying over are also at risk. On New Year, 4 of MEA’s airplanes were hit by celebratory bullets.