They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Israeli missile kills family of seven

The Australian

A family of seven, including at least two children, was killed when an Israeli missile slammed into their home in southern Lebanon, police said today.

The deaths pushed the toll in Lebanon since the start of Israel's offensive against Hezbollah two weeks ago to 381 killed, according to a compiled count of reports from medics, police and Hezbollah.

Almost all of them, 334 people, were civilians.

The continuing Israeli air strikes in Lebanon came during a visit to the region by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

According to security forces, 27 Lebanese soldiers and police have been killed since Israeli attacks began July 12. About 800 civilians and 81 soldiers and police have been wounded.

Hezbollah said that it has lost 19 of its fighters, plus one from the allied Amal militia.

At least half a million civilians have been displaced by the conflict, which UN agencies and European countries are calling a "catastrophe". Read more

db: AP reported this latest crime like this: "An Israeli missile strike destroyed a house, killing seven civilians, as rockets rained down on northern Israel."