Al-Muhal­lab Boom, a man­i­fes­ta­tion of Kuwaiti strength against Iraq in­vaders

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Though the orig­i­nal Al-Muhal­lab boom was built in 1937, the wooden ves­sel evokes a dif­fer­ent kind of sen­ti­ment amongst Kuwaitis who knew that the boat rep­re­sents the strength of the country’s peo­ple against the Iraqi ag­gres­sors. Dur­ing the in­va­sion in 1990, Iraqi troops burned down the orig­i­nal Muhal­lab boom; how­ever, the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah or­dered the re-build­ing of the ship in the mid-1990s as an act of de­fi­ance against those try­ing to erase Kuwait’s his­tory and her­itage. — KUNA

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