Lebanese President Emile Lahoud called for an immediate ceasefire on Thursday to end what he described as the Israeli "massacre" of his country.
"What's happening is a veritable massacre. Israel is bombarding everything, even little streets, even ambulances, even lorries.
They are taking away people's livelihood. It's criminal," he told France Inter radio.
Lahoud called for an "immediate ceasefire .... After that we can talk. We can discuss everything, but first the fighting has to stop," he said.