See the Ynet article and interview with some Israeli army officers who were responsible for the evacuation and destruction of Beaufort Castle.
Beaufort since at least Crusader times [possibly before that too] dominant terrain with fortification at the apex. Historically whoever controls the heights and Beaufort controls that area of the Levant [Israel and Lebanon].
Denying that dominant terrain and the fortification high on the Israeli agenda during the pullback from Lebanon.
"Military memories: How the IDF withdrew from the symbol of the Lebanon security zone"
"15 years on, IDF troops recall using six tons of explosives to decimate their outpost. 'We didn't want to see Hezbollah waving anything with an IDF logo.'"
An Israeli sapper wiring what appear to be anti-tank mines for demolition. Within some sort of housing NOT part of the original Crusader castle. Six tons to explosive power ready to blow!
"It was the last night [for] the Beaufort officers [Israeli]: Exactly 15 years after the IDF's withdrawal from South Lebanon, Ynet met the last three officers of the Alei Taher mountain range in what was the Israeli security zone, for a unique conversation."
The embedded fifteen minute video very good!
Destruction in the case of ISRAELI MILITARY INFRASTRUCTURE AS BUILT FOR THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION FROM 1982 ONWARD. TO WHAT EXTENT THE ORIGINAL STONE CASTLE DAMAGED IT IS NOT SAID.
See my previous blog entry regarding Beaufort Castle.