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Lebanese Death Toll Continues to Rise: 52 civilian deaths so far
52 civilians have died in Lebanon since Hizbollah captured two Israeli soldiers, while continuing to hit Northern Israel with rockets as Israel continues to destroy Lebanon’s national infrastructure with aerial bombs.
Israel has threatened to bomb Beirut and the cities southern suburbs today in the continuing military escalation by the Middle East’s only nuclear power.
Lebanon's Hizbollah group said on Thursday its guerrillas would bombard Israel's third-largest city of Haifa if Israel attacks targets in Beirut or its southern suburb.
Hizbollah announced that “it will bombard Haifa and its surroundings if Beirut or its southern suburb come under any direct aggression," the group said in a statement.
Despite the attacks on Lebanon, Israel signaled no let-up in its Gaza assault, mounting an air strike that destroyed the office of Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar. At least 24 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Wednesday.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday warned against the eruption of "regional war" in the Middle East, amid twin Israeli offensives on southern