Fouad Siniora, the Lebanese prime minister, called for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah and announced that more than 300 had been killed in his country during the week of attacks. Twenty-nine Israelis have been killed since the fighting began.
Lebanon ‘has been torn to shreds’
The Lebanese prime minister has called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah militants, saying his country “has been torn to shreds”.
Fouad Siniora said more than 300 people had been killed and 500,000 others displaced in a week of Israeli attacks.
More than 60 civilians in Lebanon and two children in Israel were killed on Wednesday as violence continued.
Hezbollah denied Israeli claims that a bunker housing its leaders in south Beirut had been bombed overnight.