WATCH: Top 9 videos from MEE in 2016

Producer Islam Zitout gives a run down of the 9 most popular videos by MEE from 2016

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Saturday 31 December 2016 15:02 UTC

MEE has had a great year in videos, with thousands from around the world watching a tumultuous year unfold. 

Here's a rundown of the nine most popular videos from 2016 produced by Middle East Eye:

9. #MuslimsReportStuff 

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton called on American Muslims to report the "problems" in their communities. So they took to Twitter and did just that.

8. 'Build the wall!': Meet the Israelis willing Trump to win 

Israel has been at the centre of Donald Trump's bid for presidency so MEE went there to find out why Israelis supported the renegade Republican.

7. Bibi falls: Giant gold statue of Israeli PM Netanyahu toppled 

Erected, elected... and now rejected.

6. Where is Bana? Aleppo's seven-year-old falls silent

A seven-year-old girl whose tweeted from besieged eastern Aleppo drew worldwide attention had disappeared from social media amid an army offensive.

5. A Tale of Two Aleppos

Syrian state media released footage of "thriving nightlife" in government-held west Aleppo. Meanwhile, in the east side of the city...

4. When the bombs rain down, the White Helmets rush in 

The heroes who took the world by storm.

3. The Syrian painter turning bombs into art

Painting on the remnants of war, Akram Abo Alfoz brings bombs and bullets back to life.

2. Meet the Muslim woman teaching others how to fight back

*Drum roll please* 

1. When this 24-year-old from Homs left his job as a nurse, he never expected to become the eyes of the world in Syria