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Violence Continues in Israel and Lebanon

Reporters provide an update on the fighting in Israel and Lebanon.

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  • TIM EWART, ITV News Correspondent:

    This is the Beirut the secretary of state did not see: the Hezbollah-controlled area that has been the eye of Israel's bombing storm.

  • destroyed place is:

    A crucial question here in this terrible and deserted and What about the young people who have been forced to flee their homes here? What will happen to them? Will they become the Hezbollah fighters of tomorrow?

    A week ago, we found a frightened 11-year-old, Ayah Al-Sablani (ph), who fled south Beirut with her family.


    And my dad bring us here to not be dead. And my brothers are very, very, very scared to be dead.


    Today, Ayah (ph), still a refugee, said her brothers were not quite so scared.

    What do they want to do?


    They want to be with Hezbollah. They want to kill and fight.


    At this refugee center in Sidon, they wanted to vent their fury on Islam and America rather than plead for the help they so obviously need.

  • HUSSEIN NABOULSI, Hezbollah Spokesman:

    We are guiding tours for the press every day, always at 11 o'clock.


    Hezbollah, who now escort journalists around the most dangerous areas of Beirut, are waging a battle for the hearts and minds. Many Lebanese do not support their actions and are horrified at the onslaught they've attracted. But the message here is defiant.


    If Israel dared to face us, let us face us face-to-face, fight us on the border, not come with jet fighters from high above the sky and kill civilians.


    There remains, of course, an alarming humanitarian crisis. People like these are just refugees in their own country. They lived down the road; the homes they've left behind so near, yet so far.