Israel is only doing what the government of Lebanon should have done ages ago: taking care of HezbAllah. So Beirut cannot come now "with poor little us, look, The Jew is attacking" when their government should have had the guts to deal with the terrorists instead of being biatched by them. And yet they could have asked for help, but I pretty much doubt France would have given any in defeating Islamic extremists.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: Lebanon and Hezbollah / Impotent Beirut gov't can't impose order