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Lake Bneshaai .

..... ....The name is an ancient one, of Semitic derivation, meaning the Friends. Several sarcophagi are to be found there going back to Byzantine times, stones that have been carved or engraved, some old dwellings and various ruins. During the nineteenth century, Youssef Bey Karam, the great Lebanese hero who opposed the Ottoman occupation, made it his headquarters and in 1886 in a famous battle crushed a Turkish battalion with the handful of soldiers he commanded at a moment when thousands of Ottoman troops were pursuing him.

The location disposes one to prayer; nature is at its most beautiful, indeed sublime, and a reserve has been laid out where 200,000 trees of every description have been planted, some imported Europe and others from America: firs, conifers of every description, cedars, cypresses, hairy and other kinds of oaks, junipers, olive trees and carob trees, to mention but a few..... ....


Decree N. 2385 of 17/1/1924 as amended by law N. 76 of 3/4/1999 ( articles 2, 5, 15, 49 and 85 ) lays down as follows:
The author of a literary or artistic work, by the very fact of authorship, has absolute right of ownership over the work, without obligation of recourse to formal procedures . The author will himself enjoy the benefit of exploitation of his work, and he possesses exclusive rights of publication and of the reproduction under any form whatsoever. Whether the work in question comes under the public domain or not those persons will be liable to imprisonment for a period of one to three years and to fine of between five and fifty million Lebanese pounds, or to either one of these penalties, who
1-will have appended or caused to be appended a usurped name on a literary or artistic work;
2-will have fraudulently imitated the signature or trademark adopted by an author, with a view to deceiving the buyer;
3-will have counterfeited a literary or artistic work;
4-or will have knowingly sold, received, or put on sale or into circulation a work which is counterfeit or signed with a forged signature.
The punishment will be increased in the event of repetition.