No Middle Ground in the Middle East
What did they expect? Hezbollah (Hizbullah) guerillas grab two Israeli soldiers and kill seven others and expect the Israelis not to retaliate? I think not! Israel withdrew from Southern Lebanon in 2000 as part of the broader peace process. Hezbollah (Hizbullah) had another agenda, it seems. With Iran and Syria as their patrons and Hamas as kindred spirits, Hezbollah (Hizbullah) has opened up 'Pandora's Box'. They are laughing in the face of the UN, which is sending three delegates to try to defuse the situation. Much chance they will have! Iran's proximity to gaining nuclear capability is very worrying. It's a major concern for Israel and internationally. If Israel doesn't get international support, then it will have to act unilaterally...let's hope Israel gets the support it needs.
Russia and the European Union have criticised Israel's strikes, of course.