Social media platforms since their start were purposed to bring people together. No matter where a person lives in, he or she can interact with anyone around the globe with the few flicks on the keyboard. The changed dynamic of these media sites has made them a new face of global news around the world. One of the media sites Twitter, which provides real-time information now has front row seat to the death of humanity in Syria and all over the world.
Throughout the war in Syria, many citizens used Twitter to relay what is going on in Aleppo and how the massive human rights issue is being ignored all over the world. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad’s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of fighting in the city and now with the ceasefire people residing in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo have posted their final goodbyes to the world amid the bombing and gunfires.
— Lina shamy (@Linashamy) December 12, 2016
My name is Bana, I’m 7 years old. I am talking to the world now live from East #Aleppo. This is my last moment to either live or die. – Bana
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 13, 2016
U guess it’s goodbye..
Thanks all who stand for us and pay for us.
But it’s almost over and they are just hours away of killing us
— Rami Zien (@Rami_Zien) December 12, 2016
Final message – I am very sad no one is helping us in this world, no one is evacuating me & my daughter. Goodbye.- Fatemah #Aleppo
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 12, 2016
Perhaps my final message from E. Aleppo. Regime forces are closing in and bunker busters are raining down. pic.twitter.com/XgK0DSa08x
— Bilal Abdul Kareem (@BilalKareem) December 12, 2016
“I hope you can remember us.”
This teacher in Aleppo shares a harrowing “last call” video as government forces take control of the city. pic.twitter.com/2CMzZplvav
— AJ+ (@ajplus) December 13, 2016
— AJ+ (@ajplus) December 14, 2016
The evacuations of the civilians have been halted and delayed until Thursday, official sources claim. But many people on Twitter have reported from the city recently that the artillery firing has started again which is a clear violation of the ceasefire.
Humanity is Dead, Long Live Humanity
The world and all those so called human rights organization like UN have failed Syrians. For the last five years we have seen the death of thousands of innocent men, women and children but somehow their blood doesn’t have the same value as one that resides in the veins of a European or American citizen. Still now, one can see many activists on Twitter who are trying to inform people about the atrocities being carried out in Aleppo but still the world is silent.