"Is the value of human life in Lebanon
less than that of the citizens of other countries? Is this what the international community calls self defense? Is this the price we pay for aspiring to build our democratic institutions?"
-Lebanon's Prime Minister Fuad SanioraZahra al-Samra, 18, was comforted by her brother Tuesday in a hospital in Hosh, Lebanon, two days after she was wounded and their mother and sister died in an Israeli airstrike in nearby Tyre. (New York Times)A family in Beirut split up, as the children evacuated and their mother stayed behind. (Ali Haider/European Pressphoto Agency)A damaged building is seen after an Israeli missile struck a neighborhood in the southern town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, Wednesday, July 19, 2006, killing five people, police and hospital officials said. The target was a commercial office of a firm belonging to Hezbollah, but those killed were residents. Israeli troops clashed with Hezbollah guerrillas on the Lebanese side of the border Wednesday, while warplanes flattened buildings and killed at least 20 people overnight as fighting entered its second week with the U.S. signaling it will not push Israel toward a fast cease-fire. (AP Photo/Samer Wehbi)An injured child lies in a hospital after Israeli warplanes attacked his home in Srifa near the port-city of Tyre in southern Lebanon July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)A woman cries, right, as a paramedic, left, attends to a wounded woman in the village of Srifa, near Tyre in southern Lebanon, after Israeli forces' airstrikes flattened 15 houses, Wednesday July 19, 2006. The village's headman, Hussein Kamaledine, said 25 to 30 people lived in the houses, but it was not known if they were at home at the time. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)A Lebanese woman screams as she views the destroyed houses in the center of the southern market town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, after Israeli warplane missiles struck earlier, Wednesday July 19, 2006. Five people were killed, police and hospital officials said. The target was a commercial office of a firm belonging to Hezbollah, but those killed were all residents. Israel declared Tuesday it was ready to fight Hezbollah guerrillas for several more weeks, raising doubts about international efforts to broker an immediate cease-fire in the fighting that has killed more than 260 people and displaced 500,000. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)A Lebanese woman carries her grandson as she waits to be evacuated by the Greek ferry 'Kriti II' in Beirut port during a massive evacuation operation from Lebanon, July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (LEBANON)Brothers Nabil Alaa al-Din, left, Ramzi, center, and Ali, right, wounded in an Israeli warplane missile attack in the southern village of Srifa, Lebanon, sit at hospital beds in the outskirts of the port city of Sidon, Wednesday, July 19, 2006. The airstrikes flattened 15 houses and the village's headman, Hussein Kamaledine, said 25 to 30 people lived in the houses, but it was not known if they were at home at the time. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)