A review of Israel's attacks on Lebanese civilians and Israeli war crimes during its 33-day bloody assault on Lebanon in July/August 2006.
All the photos are from the 2006 war and its aftermath. The magnitude of Israel's brutal attack was so vast that this video only scratches the surface. For a fuller account, click on this link to Amnesty International's report detailing Israel's war crimes in Lebanon:
Excerpts from Amnesty International's report on the 2006 war:
"Amnesty International has concluded that Israeli forces committed serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, including war crimes. In particular, Amnesty International has found that Israeli forces carried out indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on a large scale. These include the sustained artillery bombardment of south Lebanon and, in particular, the widespread use of cluster bombs in civilian areas in the last days of the war.
The long-term impact on the children of Lebanon is likely to be severe...many parts of south Lebanon, playgrounds and other areas where children used to go are littered with cluster bomblets. As a result, outdoor play is a dangerous activity...Israeli forces used cluster bombs made in the USA...
In the last three days of the conflict, Israel showered cluster bombs over large areas of south Lebanon, depositing bomblets over residential areas, roads, orchards and fields...In the village of Tibnin in south Lebanon, only hours before the ceasefire on 14 August, Israeli forces fired cluster bombs all around the government hospital, where hundreds of civilians were sheltering.
Many of the bomblets failed to explode. As a result, for hundreds of thousands of people in Lebanon, the war did not end with the ceasefire. In the first fortnight after the ceasefire, an average of one person a day was killed and five were injured by bomblets. By 2 November, 22 people had been killed and 134 wounded in civilian areas...Israeli attacks on water and electricity facilities dramatically reduced people's access to water. Human waste and other refuse disposal systems were also damaged and disrupted. This coincided with an increased need for such services, given the levels of dirt, dust, injuries and heightened risks of infection.
In south Lebanon, the water infrastructure was destroyed...
"Twenty-five years' hard work was destroyed in 10 minutes... there was no military, nothing military here, nothing at all. Not even the guards had pistols." George Hanna, General Manager of Dalal Steel Industries in Ta'nayel, Beqa'a, which was destroyed in Israeli air strikes on 23 July.
The 34-day bombardment of Lebanon caused extensive damage to the country's infrastructure and devastated large parts of its commercial and agricultural sectors.
Damage to hospitals, combined with the disruption of power and water supplies, severely restricted access to health care. Schools were destroyed or closed. A million or more unexploded cluster bomblets fired by Israeli forces in effect created a vast minefield in south Lebanon, as a result of which civilians there are still being killed and maimed, and many will not be able to return to their homes, fields or orchards for months or even years to come...
Thousands of civilian homes were destroyed and even more were damaged..."
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