LEBANON.- "There is no need for a temporary cease of fire because Israel has opened a humanitarian avenue to and from Lebanon", Israeli government spokesman Avi Pazner said.
Although Israel has allowed the entrance to ships with humanitarian aid to Lebanon, international agencies indicate they have not been able to obtain guarantees from the Israeli government for the safe civilian passage to and from the southern most bombed Hezbollah zones in Lebanon.
UN Emergency Humanitarian Aid coordinator, Jan Egeland, requested Friday a temporary truce of 72 hours to allow the international organism personnel to evacuate the aged, young children and wounded people and also to deliver aid provisions.
Meanwhile, U.S.A Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, returned yesterday to Israel to try to arrange a cease-fire in the zone.
The Israeli public radio has informed, the country is prepared to listen to Rice’s proposals and respond with the Israeli demands.
Rice, who visited Jerusalem and Beirut at the beginning of this week, has predicted she will maintain more negotiations in Israel during today Sunday.