Latest pictures came out on TV. It's so surreal and extremely emotional. This is Beirut, Beirut wounded and hurt.
An entire portion of the airport highway (taree2 il matar) is destroyed.
There is news of more severe hits on the southern suburbs of Beirut, il-Dahyeh. So far, three have died and more than 20 are wounded. LBC claims that most of the hits in il-Dahyeh targeted Hizbullah's security area. Hizbullah's security apparatus has cordoned off the area, so no video footage there.
Israeli planes hit the Mar Mikhail area, a heavily-populated area of Beirut.
Al-Jiyyeh electricity station was hit. Smoke has filled the air.
Beirut 3am tibkee....maksoor khatirha....
Update: Footage of il-Mdairij bridge on the Damascus-Beirut highway is being shown on LBC. The bridge is hit severely. No cars can pass through. This is close to our summer house.
Update - 7:20AM (Lebanon's time): The wounded toll has risen to 55.
Update - 7:26 (Lebanon's time): Fellow blogger Lazarus has posted the following entries with disheartening pictures of what the Israeli attacks left behind. Click here and here.
Update - 7:29: Israeli warships are hitting the entrance to the city of Saida, stopping many from entering or exiting the city.
Update - 11:00AM (Lebanon's time): After snoozing for only two hours, more has happened. Parts of Beirut our out of electricity. Israeli warships have imposed a sea blockage on the city of Tripoli in the north (where it has always been believed to be the safest place from Israeli incursions). Israeli planes shelled a base of the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command, 2 kilometers away from the Syrian border. Israeli Foreign Minister threatened to attack Syria. And an Israeli Minister threatened to eliminate Hizbullah leader Sayyid Nasrallah.
This is what's out there so far. Some news portals are inaccessible due to the amount of people logging on to the site at once. Will update later.
Update - 11:10AM: The International Airport is being hit yet again.
Update - 11:15AM: Got access to the news portal that was inaccessible. Okay, Hammana was raided by Israeli planes during the early morning hours. 10 Israeli warships are heading from Saida to Beirut right now. Cell phone lines have been cut in the Bekaa and the Jabal. Electricity has been cut all over the country. Israeli warships hit the Jiyyeh electricity grid a couple more times. Israeli raids over several towns in the south. PM Seniora has made an urgent phone call to State Secretary Rice.
Update - 11:20AM: il-Dahyeh is being severely hit. Planes have been transferred from Beirut Airport to Amman, Jordan.
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