Unintended Targets

Fighting between Israel and Hizballah takes its toll on the most vulnerable

We will not learn how to live together in peace," Jimmy Carter once said, "by killing each other's children." By that measure, peace is a long way off in the Middle East. Even as the U.S. and France sought to craft a cease-fire through the U.N. Security Council, the war between Israel and Hizballah added to its toll of the innocent. Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said last week that 900 Lebanese had died in three weeks of fighting, most of them civilian victims of Israeli aerial attacks. A third of the dead, said Siniora, were children under 12, an estimate...

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