The Israeli Army has issued an incredible warning to the millions of Lebanese in the south of the country: GET OUT.
They gave people two hours to leave or face the consequences. Anyone remaining would pay the price, and civilian casualties would not be the Israelis’ fault.
But leaving is difficult – as the Israelis well know. They have bombed roads, bridges and petrol stations across the south specifically to STOP people leaving.
Getting out – let alone getting out in two hours – is almost impossible. Even in normal conditions driving from the south to the centre would take about two hours.
Israeli Brigadier General Udi Adam: “We have now released a warning, an alert to Lebanon, to the residents of south Lebanon, that in two hours we recommend they leave their homes in some of the areas and move north because within a few hours we are going to attack that area, using all our military means.”