Abdullah decries Israel's 'criminal aggression'

Jordan's King Abdullah II voiced his strongest criticism of his Israeli peace partner on Sunday, saying an attack on a southern Lebanese village was "criminal aggression" which targeted innocent civilians. At least 60 people were killed Sunday in an Israeli air strike on Qana - the deadliest attack in 19 days of fighting. The IDF said it targeted the village because the militant Hizbullah has repeatedly launched rockets from the area on Israel. Abdullah condemned "the ugly crime perpetrated by Israeli forces in Qana, which led to the killing of innocent civilians, including a large number of children and women," said a statement released by the king's press office. "This criminal aggression constitutes a blatant violation of the law and all international conventions," the king said.