Breaking news: Israeli fighter jets have bombed a residential neighborhood in Tyre near a highscool. LBC's correspondent in the city described a state of chaos, and bodies lying everywhere. He estimated tens may have been killed.
"A catastrophy befell Tyre. These are defenseless civilians. There are no fighters here. People are asking for the bombing to stop," Haidar Haweela is reporting as I type this. He added that "a 12-story building has been hit and rescue workers cannot reach people in high floors. The building hosues a civil defense office. People are trapped under the rubble. There are people waving from the 8th floor wanting to be rescued.
"I saw an American citizen in the neighborhood who lives here who cursed Bush and blamed him for the massacre."
Update. AFP is reporting that 19 civilians died in this attack. The building, according to AFP, housed a transmitter and a military office. I have not been able to verify this information yet.