Bar Elias, a village in the Beqaa valley, comprises 3,500 hectares and 35,000 citizens. The Litani River passes through the city of Zahle and enters Bar Elias. In Bar Elias, and other Bekaa villages, people used to drink and swim in the Litani River 20 years ago, according to the Member of Parliament Assem Araji. However, today factories and sewage lines are dumping all their wastes in the Litani stream without prior treatment. This has produced a problem affecting the lives of people in Bar Elias, who are suffering from diseases due to the pollution of the Litani River. Bad odors fill the area. Cancer rates increased dramatically in the last years. Consequently, people began to mobilize against the pollution in the village in Fall 2016 after the local organizations, clubs, and the National Committee to Save the Litani River called for action against the pollution. Different local bodies were organizing and mobilizing to pressure the government to find solutions for the Litani pollution in Bar Elias. In May 2017, citizens of Bar Elias and various organizations rallied together and established a new coalition under the name of “We don’t want to be killed by the Litani.” Zahle is the main city in the Beqaa valley. It is the home of dairy, construction, and chemical factories. Due to the absence of regulations and enforcement mechanisms, these factories dump all their wastes into the stream of the Litani. Moreover, no municipality has a sewage network that refines and treats the water. All household wastes go directly with all the impurities to the Litani River. Citizens of Bar Elias partially blocked the river stream coming from Zahle by piling dirt and muds. They wanted to pressure the government through connecting the citizens of Zahle with the citizens of Bar Elias in the suffering. After this step, the Minister of Environment visited the village on the 16th of May 2017 and promised to solve the problem as soon as possible. This was echoed by the Prime Minister a couple of days later, when he said, “The pollution of the Litani River has become a national cause, and the government has allocated large amounts of money for cleaning the stream of the river,” he added “many procedures have already started, and others are still on the way.” Nothing has been done.