Between Beirut and Paris, at least 172 people have been killed and hundreds injured by last week’s deadly ISIL attacks. The double suicide bombing in the Lebanese capital and the series of coordinated shootings and explosions across the French capital Paris have left local communities in shock and sadness. We talk to residents from both cities about the atmosphere on the ground and what lies ahead. Join the conversation at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Eli Fares @eliefares
Physician & Blogger 

Habib Battah @habib_b 
Editor, The Beirut Report

Samia Hathroubi @HathroubiSamia
European Coordinator, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU)

Avi Herbatschek @aviherbatschek
French citizen and Paris resident

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