Despite calls from the international community for a truce, and worldwide protests against Israeli aggression, Major Moshe Kaplinsky, Israel’s deputy armed forces chief of staff, stated that the offense could last for a few weeks, and that an invasion could be possible.Israel has disregarded Lebanon’s call for a cease-fire. Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, stated that the bombardment would not end until Hezbollah gives up the two captured soldiers, and must stop any rocket attacks on Israel.
However, Hezbollah refuses to accept any cease-fire on Israel’s terms.
Signs of a possible invasion remain minimal, as troops have not been deployed from Israel to the northern border.
The strikes continued last night, hitting the South, the Bekka Valley and various suburbs of Beirut, killing 46 Lebanese, reaching a death toll of over 200.