Israel believes it has a 72-hour window before the international community steps in and intervenes in its current operations in Lebanon.
During a press conference over the weekend Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora called on the United Nations to help them deploy military forces in southern Lebanon and bring a cease-fire sponsored by the U.N.
Saniora said that Lebanon has been turned into a disaster area and called on the world to become involved in order to stop the Israeli aggression against Lebanon that has caused a humanitarian crisis.
The Lebanese prime minister also criticized Hizballah saying Lebanon “cannot rise and get back on its feet if its government is the last to know.”
Israel will not cede to Hizballah’s demands in exchange for the return of its kidnapped soldiers.
“But Israel would also like more time to inflict more damage on Hizballah’s operational capabilities,” one senior official said.