Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Israel destruction in south Lebanon: initial survey

Israel destroyed or damaged in south Lebanon 1489 buildings, 21 of 29 bridges over the Litani river, 535 sections of road and 545 cultivated fields during its 34-day military offensive, according to an EU assessment released today.

In Beirut, 326 residential buildings have either been damaged or destroyed in the southern suburbs, of which 269 are located in the Haret Horaik area. All runways of Beirut airport and six strategic highway sections have been severely damaged.

The European Commission, through its in-house scientific expertise and working with the EU Satellite Centre, provided a preliminary damage assessment and had called for another assessment for south Lebanon to assist a donors' conference on Lebanon being held today Stockholm It is said that some 1200 civilians were killed by Israel , and about a quarter of Lebanon's population was displayed during the aggression by Israel on Lebanon.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said yesterday that 130,000 housing units had been destroyed or damaged in more than a month of Israeli air raids and ground assaults fighting against Lebanon. $3.6 billion of physical damage is said to have inflicted on Lebanon, without counting the economic damage and loss.


1200 civilians were killed by Israel . That's over on third of the tragic deaths on 9/11



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