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Published on Apr 20, 2008
Al Jazeera's Nayla Khoury reports on the redevelopment in central Beirut that is gradually destroying the city's Jewish quarter. The district of Wadi Abu Jamil has been almost deserted since Lebanon's civil war, and houses are being replaced by high rise buildings. With the neighbourhood synagogue in disrepair, some fear a significant slice of Beirut's Jewish heritage will be lost forever.