Israel kills 8 Canadians (including 4 children); death toll now at least 140

Today's headlines from Democracy Now!

Israeli Attack on Lebanon Enters Sixth Day; Death Toll over 150
Hizbollah Rocket Attack on Haifa Kills 8 Israelis
Israel Warplanes Destroy Palestinian Foreign Ministry Office
Eight Canadians Killed in Israeli Airstrike in Lebanon
Lebanon’s Infrastructure Dismantled
Tens of Thousands Flee Country
U.S. Blocks UN From Calling for Ceasefire


BACKGROUNDER TO THE CRISIS
"As Israeli warplanes continue to bomb Lebanon and Hizbollah fires rockets into northern Israel we get context on the crisis with two analysts: As'ad AbuKhalil, a Lebanese professor of political science at California State University (he runs a blog called "The Angry Arab News Service") and Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times (read Hedges' article, "Mutually Assured Destruction in the Middle East")."

Audio/video interview is here.

Lebanon's The Daily Star writes:

"Israel's attacks on Lebanon intensified over the weekend with the Israeli military bombing Beirut's southern suburbs, in addition to targeting villages and infrastructure throughout the country. At least 39 people were killed and 105 wounded in Israel's offensive on Sunday. Five straight days of Israeli bombardments and air strikes. Full Story is here."

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