Three hundred schools were damaged and 40 were totally destroyed during the 33-day Israeli military operation against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in 2006, according to the Ministry of Education.561

[Refworld note: The source report "Education under Attack 2010" was posted on the UNESCO website ( in pdf format, with country chapters run together. Original footnote numbers have been retained here.]

561 United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Lebanon Humanitarian Emergency: USG Humanitarian Situation Report no. 33, FY 2006, September 1, 2006.


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