BEIRUT  - Lebanon was on a knife-edge on Monday after days of deadly sectarian battles that have driven the nation to the brink of civil war, as Arab ministers prepared to send in a team to try to end the crisis. Many people have fled the region, where homes were hit by rockets, shop windows broken and cars set ablaze in the weekend firefights. "Even the Israelis didn't do this to us," said one elderly Druze woman in the town of Shwayfat. "They (Hezbollah) came into our homes, terrified our children and broke everything." Arab foreign ministers said after crisis talks in Cairo that they will send a high-level delegation to Beirut headed by Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa in a bid to end a long-standing political deadlock. Arab delegation is expected in Beirut on Wednesday, the parliament speaker's office said in Beirut on Monday. Arab League chief Amr Mussa phoned the speaker opposition stalwart Nabih Berri to say that the delegation would fly in on Wednesday, a statement said. These talks would bring together three opposition stalwarts parliament speaker Nabih Berri, Christian leader Michel Aoun and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah with Siniora, parliamentary majority leader Saad Hariri and former president Amin Gemayel. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will participate in a conference call on the crisis in Lebanon with a dozen other top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East, her spokesman said.