The UK Independent Newspaper reports:
The Israeli bombing was directed at what the army described as Hizbollah strongholds in southern Beirut, as well as roads, bridges and fuel installations across the country.
An Israeli missile incinerated a van in southern Lebanon, killing 20 people, among them 15 children. Police said the van was carrying two families fleeing the village of Marwaheen after Israeli loudspeaker warnings to leave their homes.
Other raids on north, east and south Lebanon killed 14 people and wounded 37. At least 103 people, all but four of them civilians, have been killed in Israel’s four-day-old assault.
So the Israelis have managed to kill 4 Hizbollah at the cost of 99 civilian lives, that’s almost 25 civilian lives per fighter.
It is an appalling figure and yet the UN Security Council can’t even agree a statement calling for a truce, although it’s too late now for those civilians (and, I fear, a lot more in the near future) anyway.
How much of our humanity and caring have we sacrificed in the name of this “War on Terror” ?