Fuel tanks blaze at Beirut, Lebanon's international airport after an Israeli air attack on July 13, 2006. That same day Israel struck the television station of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based Islamic militia and political party.
The Jewish state's military also killed a reported 22 civilians in raids on south Lebanona Hezbollah strongholdand bombed highways as part of a land, sea, and air blockade of the predominantly Muslim country. The Lebanese government, meanwhile, urged a cease-fire.
The attacks were in retaliation for Hezbollah's July 12 foray into northern Israel, during which the group kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed eight more.