Seven Israeli soldiers have also been killed in a cross-border attack that Israel has called an act of war by Lebanon.
Israeli warplanes struck a Palestinian base 10 miles south of Beirut. Israel is using gunboats and ground troops to hunt down two Israeli soldiers taken captive by Hezbollah terrorists.
Of course, Hezbollah said the attack would not win the freedom of two captured Israeli soldiers, Because they want a prisoner swap.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the Hezbollah raid “an act of war” and held the Lebanese government responsible, vowing that the Israeli response “will be restrained, but very, very, very painful.”
Olmert’s Cabinet prepared to approve more military action in Lebanon, and the Israeli military planned to call up thousands of reservists. Resident of Israeli towns on border with Lebanon were ordered to seek cover in underground bomb shelters.
Israeli jets struck deep into southern Lebanon, blasting bridges and Hezbollah positions and killing two civilians, Lebanese security officials said.
Things are getting a bit sporty folks. This could get real ugly real fast, people are talking about acts of War so we can expect escalation.
Euphoric Reality is blogging on this two front war in real time.