I'm surprised the stench of death isn't disturbing all the thumb twiddling that our leaders are doing.
France has circulated a revised resolution calling for an immediate end to hostilities and spelling out the conditions for a permanent ceasefire, no doubt it will take some time and by then even more people will have been added to the coffin counter.
Today, Lebanon was further cut off from the rest of the world when Israel destroyed four key bridges north of Beirut, blocking a vital aid supply route. Thus the WFP convoy, carrying supplies and emergency personnel to Beirut, was stuck. As were the UN trucks, so aid shipments would be slowed and add to this that UN teams have so far been refused permission to assess the damage caused by the bombing, means that further unnessasary loss of life is happening.
Israel also attacked the airport under false pretences and four Israeli missiles hit a refrigerated warehouse where farm workers were loading vegetables near the Lebanon-Syria border, killing at least 33 people, with at least 11 other workers were wounded in the attack and more were likely buried under the rubble.
Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of war crimes: "In some instances, Israeli forces appear to have deliberately targeted civilians ... the failures cannot be dismissed as mere accident and cannot be blamed on wrongful Hezbullah practices. In some cases, these attacks constitute war crimes...Israeli forces have fired with war planes and artillery on dozens of civilian vehicles, many flying white flags"
As many as 900 Lebanese have been killed by Israel's three-week onslaught, and one million, a quarter of the population, have been forced to flee their homes.