Lebanese civilians today fled from battered villages near the Israeli border, taking advantage of a temporary halt to Israeli air strikes after yesterday’s mass killing in Qana.
Anyone else wondering why they’re only “fleeing” now? I mean, the word “flee” denotes some level of haste. And yet that title says Day XVIII. I mean, the Israelis in the corresponding towns on the other side managed to “flee” when it was still within the boundaries of the definition, hence the glaring lack of Israeli bodies being passed around which is enflaming the “Arab Street” so.
I know there’s an urgent need for UN reform, but somehow I don’t think this is what they mean.