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Supplies run thin in Lebanon
Lebanese are stocking up on basic food, emergency supplies amid Israel’s continuous bombardment.
By Beatrice Khadige - BEIRUT
Fearing the worst, people in Lebanon are furiously stocking up on basic food and emergency supplies amid a deadly Israeli military bombardment that shows no sign of letting up.
"In the past week my sales have gone up 200 percent," said Camille Najjar who runs a small grocery store in the eastern capital district of Ashrafiyeh, which has so far been largely spared by the Israeli offensive which has killed more than 300 people in eight days.
"But I received a quarter of my regular soft drink shipment this morning. The delivery man said they had no more stock because there was no more production."
In one of Beirut's large supermarkets, near the once posh Hamra street, the displays are well-stocked as usual. The fruits and vegetables are fresh, and include African bananas and fat mangos from Egypt.