July 31 :Israel
suspends its air attacks on southern Lebanon for 48 hours…. But,Israel's
security cabinet gives the army the green light to widen a ground offensive against Hezbollah fighters.July 30 :Israeli air raid on a south Lebanon village, Qana, kills more than 60 Lebanese civilians, most of them children who were sleeping.
missile strike hits the main Lebanese border crossing into Syria, forcing its closure.July 29 :
Lebanon's prime minister, says that if Israel wants secure borders it must withdraw from the disputed Shebaa Farms area that it has occupied since 1967.
Hezbollah's leader, vows to hit Israel with more rockets and says that Condoleezza Rice's visit to the region aimed to "impose conditions that serve Israel".
July 28 :Israeli
government says it is ready to call up 30,000 reservists.Shia Amal movement and Hezbollah would join forces against Israel's offensive in Lebanon.
July 27 :
warplanes hit Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon killing at least seven people, reports said.Hezbollah lunches least 40 rockets also hit several towns in northern Israel, including Kiryat Shimona.
July 26 :
bomb killed four of United Nations observers in southern Lebanon.Israeli
forces continue battling for control of the town of Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon.July 25 :
strike killed four soldiers from the United Nations Interim Force.Israeli
troops enter the border town of Bint Jbeil, a Hezbollah military stronghold, for the first time.Israel
is accused by Human Rights Watch of using artillery-fired cluster grenades against a Lebanese village.July 24 :Israeli
troops battle their way to a key Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon and capture two fighters.July 23 :Israeli
air strikes kill at least 12 civilians, including a Lebanese press photographer near the southern city of Tyre.Hezbollah missiles land on Haifa killing 2 civilians and wounding several others. More than 2,200 rockets have hit Israel so far.
July 22 :Israel
continues hitting communications targets in Lebanon, including a relay station used by several Lebanese television stations.Hezbollah fires at least 50 rockets hitting several cities and villages in northern Israel.
July 21 :
air force continues to hit targets around Lebanon. More than 300 Lebanese civilians have now been killed in the raids.
More than 100,000 civilians have already left their homes in south Lebanon.Hezbollah launch fewer rockets than on any day since the conflict began. Only 40 rockets reach Israel.
July 20 :Israeli
army units enter southern Lebanon to attack Hezbollah positions near the border. Four Israeli soldiers are killed. An Israeli airman dies when two Apache attack helicopters collide near the northern border.Israeli
air attacks on southern Lebanese towns and Baalbek kill 45 Lebanese civilians.Hezbollah fires more than 120 rockets at Israel. Two Arab children are killed in the Israeli-Arab town of Nazareth.
July 19 :
drops 23 tonnes of bombs on a single target in southern Beirut in an attempt to kill Hassan Nasrallah. More than 70 Lebanese civilians are killed as Israel continues its bombing campaign against Lebanese.Hezbollah fire more than 100 missiles into Israel. One Israeli is killed in the town of Nahariya
.July 18 :Israel
continues its air strikes across Lebanon killing 11 Lebanese soldiers in their army barracks east of Beirut.Hezbollah rockets again strike Haifa, wounding several Israelis.
July 17 :
strikes on Lebanon continue, killing more than 45 civilians.Hezbollah fires more rockets into Israel, injuring at least 10 civilians in Haifa and Safed.
July 16 :Israel
continues air attacks killed at least 23 people around Lebanon.Hezbollah rockets hit Haifa, Israel's second city, killing eight civilians and wounding more than 20.
July 15 :Israeli
aircraft destroy Hezbollah's headquarters in southern Beirut in an attempt to kill Hasan NasrallahIsrael
bombs Lebanon's ports and other sites across Lebanon. The attacks kill at least 35 people.Israeli
rockets hit their van near the southern city of Saida, killing eighteen Lebanese civilians.
Hezbollah rockets hit Tiberias, an Israeli city in Galilee.July 14 :
bombs targets across Lebanon including bridges, roads and power stations.Israeli
aircraft also hits Hezbollah's headquarters in Beirut.Israel
attacks broadcasting facilities belonging to Hezbollah's Al-Manar television channel.Hezbollah fires an Iranian-made anti-shipping rocket at an Israeli naval vessel off Beirut. The attack kills four Israeli sailors.
July 13 :Israeli
jets bomb the runway of Lebanon's only international airport, announces an air and sea blockade of Lebanon.Israeli
aircraft attack what it says are Hezbollah targets across southern Lebanon. The raids kill 35 Lebanese civilians.Hezbollah fires rockets that hit towns in northern Israel, including Nahariya and Safed. Two civilians are killed.
July 12 :
Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and said that they will release them if Israel frees Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz, Israel's
chief of staff, says: "If the soldiers are not returned, we will turn Lebanon's clock back 20 years."