The Madman of Tel-Aviv
"The situation is both alarming and catastrophic. There are about 500,000 people displaced already. The situation is extreme" the representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Beirut, Roberto Laurenti, told AFP.That's right - TWO.
Lebanon's grim body count [well over 200] continued to mount as Israeli pressed on with its campaign to defeat fighters of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, killing 28 people in attacks that flattened homes and hit an army barracks.
And across the border in northern Israel, a civilian was killed when a rocket hit a park in the resort of Nahariya in the latest of hundreds of rocket attacks by Hezbollah.
Prime Minister Fuad Siniora accused Israel of "committing massacres against Lebanese civilians and working to destroy everything that allows Lebanon to stay alive."
"The intensifying aggression in this barbaric way proves that Israel has decided to push Lebanon back 50 years," he said.
But Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert defended the relentless bombardment, saying it was aimed at obtaining the release of TWO Israeli soldiers and the disarmament of Hezbollah in line with an existing UN resolution.
This stark-raving lunatic and his band of murderous thugs have destroyed an entire nation, displaced half a million people, and killed hundreds of innocent civilians so that he can secure the safety of only 2 -- that's right -- T-W-O, Israeli soldiers and to ensure compliance with a resolution that he has no authority whatsoever to enforce.
He is a murderous madman and anyone who supports him is insane.
photo caption: A civil worker searches for bodies in the rubble of residential buildings hit by the Israeli bombardement in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre. The United Nations warned of a humanitarian "catastrophe" in Lebanon as Israel launched more deadly air attacks on the seventh day of an assault that has killed at least 245 and displaced half a million people.(AFP/Hassan Ammar)