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The Ruins of the Beaufort Castle Beaufort Castle, Arnoun:

The cliff-top Crusader Castle, which has changed hands countless times over the centuries, is seen as a symbol of shifting power in southern Lebanon. The Beaufort Castle was completed in 1139 A.D. by the Crusaders. It stands on a sheer escarpment almost a 1000m above the valley below overlooking the Litani river. T. E. Lawrence once described it as the finest medieval castle in the Arab world.

On the 24th of May 2000, retreating Israeli Occupation Forces destroyed most parts of the Castle, despite appeals by the Lebanese Prime Minister to the United Nations and the International Community to spare the Crusader castle.

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