Lebanese rescuers evacuate the charred remains of a victim after the destruction of Halat bridge by Israeli war planes, north of Beirut, August 4, 2006. (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)
Guess the Israelis don't want any more relief supplies getting through to the one quarter of the Lebanese population now forced out of their homes by Israeli bombs.
At sea, apparently, availability of relief supplies to Lebanon comes down to insurance coverage. Or lack of same.
According to Reuters,
Probably those of us concerned should contribute to Doctors without Borders. Thirty staff in Lebanon are working to support Lebanese health workers.