- During the July 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, AI delegates visited both Israel and Lebanon to research human rights violations by both sides. In order to support its on the ground research, AI worked with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights project to obtain satellite imagery to document destruction of civilian infrastructure in Lebanon and Northern Israel through a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
- The satellite image analysis revealed the destruction of some 250 multi-story buildings in Beirut containing at least 4,000 apartments.
- AAAS acquired imagery from Beirut and the towns of Sayda and Bing Jbeil. In particular, the imagery of Beirut showed extensive damage following Israeli bombardments.
Pictures from the Ground
An Israeli attack Al Ghazieh, August 7, 2006.
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The house of Maurice Maman in Kiryat Shmona, Israel, hit by a Hizbullah rocket during the conflict. He fled on 14 July, returning after the conflict to find his home destroyed. September 9, 2006.