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The residential and commercial fabric of the southern suburbs of Beirut was severely damaged by the Israeli war on Lebanon in July and August of 2006. Most of the destruction in Beirut was concentrated within the municipal district of Haret Hreik where about 265 residential, commercial, and office buildings were razed to the ground or severely damaged. The municipality reported that 3,119 housing units and 1,610 commercial units (stores and offices) were completely demolished. In total , at least 20,000 residents of Haret Hreik lost their homes.
American University of Beirut - Reconstruction Unit at ArD
Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Fawaz, Mona and Ghandour, Marwan, "The Reconstruction of Haret Hriek: Design Options for Improving the Livability of the Neighborhood / إعادة إعمار حارة حريك" (2007). Architecture Books. 3.