A 12-story Civil Defense building in Tyre was bombed. Current death toll in that attack stands at 16, with high probability that the count will increase.
Seven people – five of them Canadian nationals – were also killed in a raid on Aitaroun.
Attack at site of TV broadcast radars for New TV, LBC, Future TV, and Tele Liban.
Urgent calls for blood donations in all areas of Lebanon. The Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement party (Tayyar) welcomes all kinds of donations to aid the refugees. Call 01-247 676 or 01-247 677 or 03-101 619 for more information.
Update @ 8:25 pm: 20 killed in the attack on Tyre building, all civilians. Many are foreign nationals. At least 50 injured.
Update @ 8:49 pm: People here are angry at HezbAllah – for not striking the petrochemical facilities in Haifa.
Update @ 9:24 pm: Ha’aretz ticker reports that Condie has changed her mind and “would come to Middle East to help reduce violence.” I see, Condie is afraid of the destruction that will befall Haifa. But Condie, did you forget? When Israel was reducing Lebanese infrastracture to a pile of rubble and massacring civilians in scores (not that it has stopped), you said that immediate ceasefire would not solve a thing. Oh, how the tables turn!
Update @ 9:28 pm: In an interview with Al-Hurra TV, Shimon Peres insisted that Israel was not attacking infrastructure, but HezbAllah centers and positions, and that until now there have been no civilian casualties and all victims are HezbAllah fighters. (Like this one). In the end he confirmed that Israel does not intend to invade Lebanon.
Update @ 9:39 pm: The number of casualties in the Aitaroun raid has increased to eight, all of them are Canadian nationals.
A must-read blog entry by a Lebanese here.