By HUESSEIN SAAD in Lebanon and URI DAN in Jerusalem
July 31, 2006 -- Facing pressure for a
cease-fire in the wake of
a punishing airstrike that took the lives of
dozens of civilians,
Israel today suspended its bombardment of southern
for 48 hours, a U.S. State Department official said.
At least 54 civilians, 37 of them children, were
killed during the
Israeli attack yesterday.