Rock star Shakira, the daughter of a Lebanese father, calls for international diplomatic intervention aimed at bringing about a ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon.
"It breaks my heart, that we remain silent while this is happening," Shakira said over the weekend. "I hope that my generation will call upon the world to intervene to end this conflict. There has to be immediate intervention that would lead to a ceasefire."
Shakira added that war is neither the answer nor the solution to any conflict, not today and not in this century.
"I am sad, as I believe the rest of the world is, knowing that so many mothers and children are being killed on both sides. We do not need leaders who create dispute, anger and hate but rather leaders who care about the people and their needs," She said.