Photo Essay: Haret Hreik Destruction in Beirut.

September 3rd, 2006 | Posted in Imperialism, Repression

View a photo essay of Haret Hreik from independent media activist & organizer with the Samidoun coalition, Mohammad Shublaq taken on Tuesday, 15 August 2006. Haret Hreik is a neighborhood in the southern suburb of Beirut that was most heavily targeted by Israeli air-strikes on Beirut’s southern suburbs or Dahye in Arabic.

Representatives from the local municipality estimates that there are around 400 buildings, both residential & commercial that were fully or partially destroyed by the Israeli military.

On Monday, August 14th, internally displaced Lebanese refugees from the southern suburb of Beirut & the south of Lebanon, began returning to their villages and neighborhoods over one month after the Israeli attack on Lebanon began. Tens-of-thousands of internally displaced people returned to view the Israeli wrought destruction of their neighborhoods & homes. Lebanese medical unites began searching for the dead among the rubble while volunteers began collecting the rubble.

In addition to their struggle to reconstruct their homes and institutions, internally displaced refugees are still facing the danger of thousands of land-mines, unexploded rockets & munitions from cluster bombs dropped by the Israeli army.

* To view the photo-essay on Haret Hreik visit Indymedia Quebec:

* To view the short video-clip from Haret Hreik visit Video Indymedia:

* For more information on Haret Hreik visit Wikipedia:

* For more information on the Samidoun Coalition visit:


are these the doctored photos?

Comment by Isaac — September 4th, 2006 @ 1:12 PM

Sorry, I am not sure what you are referring to: “the doctored photos”? Are there a set of doctored photos circulating? In any case, why would we put doctored photos on our website without clearly stating that they are doctored? That would be to falsify information, which we are not interested in doing.

Sadly, these photos are an accurate depiction of what was done to this Beirut neighbourhood. They were taken and then posted by our friend and comrade Mohammad Shublaq.

Comment by Mary Foster — September 9th, 2006 @ 5:02 PM

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