Lebanese targets have been hit throughout Sunday as Israel accelerates its military action. Its heavy bombardment of Beirut has flattened many buildings. Hezbollah’s al-Manar television complex was attacked today as was a power station in the city. More than 110 people have been killed in Lebanon since the Israeli operation began, with at least 16 civilian fatalities in air strikes in the south today, according to Lebanese security sources. As the European Union’s foreign policy chief Javier Solana arrived for some urgent diplomacy in the capital, families continued to leave their homes in the hope of finding shelter but aid workers say the buildings being used often lack basic services.
People are also fleeing to the Syrian border in search of safety. “The transportation from Lebanon to Syria is expensive because transport and buses are needed by everyone,” said one man. “Life in Lebanon is very difficult at this stage. “People are being killed….It is unbelievable what is happening. Criminals – they are criminals,” said another man of the Israeli military. Israel’s bombing campaign in Lebanon is its most destructive assault since its 1982 invasion to expel Palestinian militants.