Bodies are still being pulled from the rubble in the bombed village of Qana. More than 50 people were killed in the Israeli airstrike, most of them children. The temporary suspension of air raids means rescue workers can continue to retrieve the dead. The Israeli Army has released footage which it claims shows Hezbollah militants launching rockets from Qana last Friday.
The Army decided to air the footage at a news conference on Sunday after the air strike drew widespread condemnation. People in Beirut are angered by what they have been reading in the papers and sceptical about Israel’s conditional 48-hour suspension. One woman said: “We want them to stop, to make a ceasefire more than one, more than two days. We want a complete ceasefire. This is a big crime, it is very bad what they have done.”
“There should have been a full lasting ceasefire and full investigation into what they did in Qana and not only 48 hours halt in air strikes,” said another woman. The Lebanese flag has been lowered to half mast in the capital to mark an official day of mourning in the country.