Israel-Hezbollah War

A view of the July-August 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war from an Israeli living in Haifa (under Katyusha rocket attack)- send personal comments to david2@lisbona.com

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Close, very close

Since 12 noon today (at time of writing it is 3p.m.) in Israel over 100 Katyushas have fallen in the north of Israel, one of which killed 10 people and wounded many more. Someone very close to Irit and me was in the North these last few days and came back to Tel Aviv this morning. He was exactly in the place that was hit and knows at least one of the killed. It is a miracle that he was not there and was not hurt. Very, very scary.

Some people here are getting very angry that the Israeli military has not succeeded in stopping or significantly reducing the Katyushas being fired against Israel. The commentators are saying that either Israel should have decided on a short, sharp punitive action against Hezbollah or on an extensive land-based action to drive the Hezbollah out of missile-shooting range.

It is difficult to understand how decisions are being made. On the one hand the politicians are highly sensitive (some would say over-sensitive) to public opinion and the level of casualties the public can bear. On the other hand, the military, which is supposed to get its directives from the government, seems to have decided that there are more pressing military objectives. Maybe they are right from a rational strategic perspective, but they are missing the psychological perspective which evidently Nasrallah understands much better. Unceasing daily attacks on the Israeli civilian population with dead and wounded will not go unremembered, also within Israel.
Let's pray for better days.

David

5 Comments:

Blogger james higham said...

David, we have been having a raging debate in Britain over it all. Sephen Pollard is the main pro-Israeli and I support his stance. Therefore I find your blog very interesting because it's close to the source. Keep up the good work. Sadly, on the Hezbollah issue, they were never going to take them all out - they're retreating into Syria, then reappearing. Israel must take on the Arab world to stop them.

3:54 PM  
Blogger james higham said...

David, I've now linked to you and voted for you. If you ever found the time to tell me a little about what life is like there, my e-mail is oasis@mi.ru

4:04 PM  
Blogger Bruce Larson*Moore said...

Jew*Ocide

Like the Nazi before them Israel drops propaganda leaflets in an attempt to appease the world community and clear the way for their blitzkrieg raids,

Like the Nazi before them they destroy bridges and infrastructure, making it impossible for people to flee their wrath,

Like the Nazi before them they will rely heavily upon the genocide of death brought on by the disease and starvation created by their complete lack of compassion and strength to embrace the truth of their actions,

Like the Americans before them the State and People of Israel have become the true oppressor and destroyer of worlds, which the fear they embrace demands of them,

Their only redemption is giving trust respect and love to those whom they hate and fear.

┬ęBruce Larson*Moore
Hymn of the Martyr

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the BRITISH and every other civilised nation before them Israel drops propaganda leaflets in an attempt to clear the way for their raids,

Like NATO before them in Serbia they destroy bridges and infrastructure, making it impossible for people to flee their wrath,

Like the PLO, Hezbollah has become the destroyer of Lebanon.

9:57 AM  
Blogger james higham said...

Beautiful rhetoric, Bruce Larson Moore but where are the facts?

9:58 AM  

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