Friday, July 14, 2006
Condemnation of Israeli action mounts - Yahoo! News
Israel may well have jumped the shark this time.
Condemnation of Israeli action mounts - Yahoo! News:
Israeli strikes against civilian targets in Lebanon and Gaza, from power stations to bridges, stirred growing international condemnation on Friday and warnings the conflict could spread.
But Hizbollah guerrillas, who Israel says triggered the action with missile strikes on Israel and the capture of two of its soldiers, were also urged to curb their operations.
'One can ask oneself whether there isn't a sort of desire to destroy Lebanon,' French President Jacques Chirac said of Israeli attacks that have killed 66 people, almost all civilians. 'I find, honestly, like most Europeans, that the reactions are completely disproportionate.'
He described Hizbollah guerrillas who fired rockets on to the territory of the Jewish state as 'completely irresponsible.'