The Lebanese premier's assertion that 40 people had been killed in an Israeli air raid on the village of Houla in south east Lebanon proves to be false. He has now revised the death toll to one.
This increases the uncertainty about much of the media reporting of the conflict, particularly as it relates to Lebanese casualties, which appear to be vastly inflated.
Meanwhile, rockets continue to fall in their hundreds each day on Northern Israel, with 15 people killed yesterday. Yet the world's media one-sidedly downplay these terrible casualties.
Ehud Olmert has gone on television (18.00 BST) to declare that this is a struggle for the survival of the people of Israel, a war fought not only by all Israelis, but by all Jews.