Qana, July 30
Haret Hreik before and after July 22, 2006. (Click the image)
The pages of the April War of 1996 are here.
On July 12, 2006 Israel launched a war against Lebanon variously called "Operation Just Return" 1, "Operation Just Reward"2 and "Change of Direction"3 in response to the capture of two IDF soldier by Hizbullah near Aita Shaab on the border with Israel in South Lebanon.
The consequences for Lebanon were devastating, precipitating in the course of the first few days a major humanitarian crisis and the evacuation of virtually all foreign nationals.
The link below, when added as a network link to the Google Earth program, provides a (very incomplete) overview of major incidents of the war from July 12 til August 14:
To add to Google Earth as network link, right-click the link above, "copy to clipboard" and then add to the "Network link" diaglog box in Google Earth under the "Add".
To add locally, download by right-clicking the link above, save to disk and then load the file in Google Earth with the "File" and "Open" menu.
When added as a network link, it will be updated if a newer version of the file exists either when the page is reloaded or Google Earth is restarted.
(Because of its size, the file cannot be viewed in its entirety in Google Maps. Try the day-by-day links below instead.)
Google Maps links: July 12 - August 14
(Note: Some of the files also contain more information than can be correctly displayed in Google Maps)
All the information on the map has been collected from media available on the internet, including net-based newspapers, wire services, radio and TV broadcasts. Information garnered from blogs have susequently been confirmed by the media. All information from such action is subject to censorship and distortion from the military, eyewitnesses and media, but all things being equal it should give a reasonable impression of the extent of the catastrophe. Incidents that have proved impossible to locate precisely are either placed offshore or in the nearest unpopulated area.