Im a Lebanese citizen in Canada for post-secodary education. And all i want is an explanation .. as i read through this commentary, i read through hate and violence all directed at my country. My parents and entire family are in lebanon and they are now completly blocked in the country due to the Israeli blockade, and i feel helpless here ... But Let's review what the lebanese goverment has done in response to all this (a goverment elected in a free and fair vote): 1) they denied any knowledge or endorsment of Hizbullah acts, 2) They called on the UN to help neogtiate a cease fire, 3) Have in now way deployed their military (meager as it is - we do have one) .. and yet our infrastructure is being hit , our airports are closed and the entire Lebanese population is suffering because of actions of an organziation that only represents itself - and yet all this commentray tells me is that our neighbours in the south only want to destroy my country? Can't we all learn to get along!
2 Turkish security personnel killed, 24 wounded by Kurdish suicide bomb in eastern Turkey (Reuters)
from the article: Army to decide on lowering alert in north; Qassams hit Negev