You will know them by their fruit
In the midst of this madness, many will offer their views about who's to blame for this disaster. But, there is no better way to assess this conflict than to examine the facts - the fruit of each party's conduct - because it speaks for itself.
Israeli warplanes pounded Hezbollah's south Beirut stronghold and struck roads around the country Saturday, killing at least 18 Lebanese fleeing the onslaught. Hezbollah rockets continued to pour into Israel, where officials warned citizens that Tel Aviv could be hit.Meanwhile, in Israel, a man enjoys some relaxation in the sun.
More rockets struck the Sea of Galilee resort city of Tiberias, Israeli rescue services reported. There was no immediate word of injuries. An earlier barrage struck the city, the first time since the 1973 Mideast war that the city was hit. Residents were ordered into bomb shelters, and Israeli media reported that hundreds of tourists were fleeing the city.
Police said a 106 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Lebanon in the four-day Israeli offensive. On the Israeli side, at least 15 have been killed, four civilians and 11 soldiers.
Israel has targeted Lebanon's highways and airport to cut off the country from the outside world and at the same time hit Hezbollah strongholds, usually in populated areas, such as the Hezbollah leader's home and office in south Beirut Friday night.
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In successive early morning raids Saturday that continued through the afternoon, Israeli warplanes pounded gas stations, fuel tanks and roads, destroying one bridge after another, splitting large parts of the country.It's not hard to see who is rotten.
Fleeing refugees, including women and children, were hit on a road adjacent to the Lebanese-Israeli border in an apparent Israeli airstrike as they left the village of Marwaheen, which abuts the border. Two cars were aflame, and bodies were blown into an adjacent ravine.
Police said 15 were killed in the afternoon attack. An Associated Press photographer counted 12 bodies in the vehicles.
"They're peaceful people who were displaced. They were just fleeing the shelling. They were hit on the road, in their cars," Abdel-Mohsen Hussein, the local mayor, told Al-Arabiya television.
At least three civilians were killed when another Israeli airstrike hit a bridge on the main highway linking Lebanon to Syria in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, security officials said.