Good evening and welcome to The Intelligent Recap.

It’s Friday, May 17th, the 224th day of the war in Gaza.

In local news: The main political event of the week was the parliamentary meeting debating the European Union aid package, while Lebanon prepares for the summer season.

In international news: Gaza developments, the Arab summit in Bahrain and Putin’s visit to China.

Plus, our positive news section of the week and sports news.

Watch it all, and more, exclusively on This is Beirut.