More that 15,000 people have died in Lebanon since the Israeli invasion commenced, early in June.
1. SV INTERIOR & CU PAN Orphans playing in nursery (5 shots) 0.28
2. SV EXTERIOR Children and some adults, mostly with injuries singing (2 shots) 0.48
3. GV Cattle and sheep in pens in street (3 shots) 0.56
4. SVs Butcher in shop cutting meat (3 shots) 1.13
5. GV People queueing outside baker's shop 1.17
6. SV INTERIOR Bakers baking bread 1.21
7. SV EXTERIOR Bread handed through window to people queueing 1.31
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Background: BEIRUT, LEBANON
More that 15,000 people have died in Lebanon since the Israeli invasion commenced, early in June. That figure is the death toll quoted by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) whose forces are trapped in the Lebanese capital. Israel claims its bombardment of the city is aimed only at guerrilla target, but many of the casualties are civilians. This has produced enormous numbers of orphans, who are being cared for in makeshift hospital and orphanages in Beirut. These orphans appeared to be in good condition, but others are not so lucky. With the city badly disrupted by the fighting, many children are being forced to take shelter wherever they can find it. Conditions generally are bad, with commodities in short supply. Bread is restricted, although some fruit and vegetables are being allowed in, often with Hebrew markings. Meat, however, is still available -- although slaughtering has to take place in the streets, with animals awaiting the butcher's knife. Bread is baked and sold on the street. Another problem is that prices are said to be high. The people of Beirut learned long ago how to adapt to living under fire. The difference this time is that no-one knows how long the siege will last, or how it will end.
Source: REUTERS - MOHAMED AWWAD/REUTERS LEBANON