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Fighting Continues in Middle East

Fury over the fighting has spread across the region. Almost two weeks in, a buildup of emotion and force with Israeli warplanes unleashing new attacks on Hezbollah targets and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice aiming to calm the conflict.

Rice told the Israeli Prime Minister the U.S. wants to end the violence, not with a hasty ceasefire. In a way that brings lasting peace.

Condoleezza Rice said, "It is time to say to those that don't want a different kind of Middle East that we will prevail; they will not."

Rice's next stop is Rome where Arab and European leaders are expected to press for an immediate ceasefire, something they almost certainly won't get. Israeli commanders say believe the battle will take another two weeks.

Israel estimates about 1,000 hard-core Hezbollah militants and another 3,000 part-time fighters remain in Southern Lebanon.

At least 70 Hezbollah rockets hit northern Israel Tuesday, killing a teenage girl and wounding another two dozen Israelis.

On the other side of the border, about 750,000 Lebanese have fled their homes and the first shipment of American aid has now arrived.

Jeffrey Feltman, U.S. Ambassador, said, "This as you see behind us is only the first delivery of $30 million in immediate humanitarian assistance."

It’s help in a place where there seems to be more than enough hurt to go around.


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