It is of increasing concern to many, pro Israelis included, that the attacks on the Lebanon are rather disproportionate in dealing with the terrorist activities of Hezbollah. It's something I have mentioned before on this blog, and indeed I am not blind to the fact that Hezbollah, esp when you consider that they are sponsored by Iran, is keen for an excuse for an all-out war with Israel, and if you doubt that, then consider this.
But that is no excuse whatsoever for what happened in Qana yesterday. It is a continuation of Israel going OTT in dealing with a terrorist threat, it does not help those Lebanese who might otherwise be their allies, and it was rightly condemmed by the UN. What needs to be done now is, as the Prime Minister stated, a UN resolution to swiftly put an end to the conflict and for both sides to lay down their arms.
This will be tough to enact, but it needs to be done. The Middle East is currently a powdercake waiting to explode at the moment, what with Al Qaeda, the conflict in Iraq, Iran's growing millitarism and being firmly in control of the hardliners, and now this! If we are to prevent a conflict that will consume this continental region, we need to try our utmost to nip it in the bud right now, because if this current conflict between Israel and Lebanon continues into September (and with the Israelis making ground attacks), then we have major problems and that it putting it mildly.