On the matter of intentions, since the ceasefire deadline had been announced, saturating the largely civilian area with a type of munitions which are known, and probably designed, to effectively mine the target area for years ahead, is the major crime, especially as Israel tries to claim the moral high ground. Responding to a couple of kidnappings. (which Israel does all the time), by destroying and then mining civilian infrastructure, also in a city and villages, and killing large numbers of civilians in the process is surely the major crime, because the scale of destruction and death was greater. A New Zealand reporter was also kidnapped, but was released after a couple of weeks without anybody firing a shot, so negotiation would doubtless have had a better chance of success than an invasion - which still has not secured the release of the Israelis. I have often expressed my disapproval at the lack of will to take a peaceful path to the ME problems.
Poachers kill four rangers, army officer in Congo park (Reuters)
from the article: Gal-On asks Peretz to look into use of cluster bombs in Lebanon