The G-8 Summit leaders have released a statement requesting a ceasefire on both sides, asking for Hizbullah to return the kidnapped Israeli soldiers, and asking the UN to send troops to the South of Lebanon to help the Lebanese Army deploy on the borders.
Addendum: Since a decision was made to disable comments, I got a lot of emails supporting me and some against it. I have consulted with my fellow blogger Raja and decided to bring back the comment section when cooler heads start prevailing (which is very soon). We both believe in open debate, but also responsible debate, especially that we are going through tough times right now.
Update: A whole neighborhood in Tyre was hit. The death toll has increased to 16 and might be even higher. On another front, 7 have died, 5 of whom hold the Canadian citizenship, in a southern village, Aitroun, by Israeli rockets.
Update 2: 20 dead now in the Tyre massacre. EU envoy Javier Solana will very soon be making a public address. He has met with PM Seniora, Parliament Speaker Berri and MP Walid Jumblatt. Shimon Perez, former Israeli Prime Minister, said that the IDF is only hitting Hizbullah fighters. Is the picture below a depiction of a fighter?:
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."