Israel-Hezbollah War

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

A visit to hospital

After a week in which no rockets fell on Haifa, 6 rockets fell on Haifa shortly before the main news bulletins on TV at 8 p.m. this evening, destroying 2 houses, killing 3 people and wounding over 100. By cruel irony, the worst damage and casualties were in one of the Arab neighbourhoods of Haifa - Wadi Nis Nas. One of the people I know there is a wonderfully warm-hearted woman called Lubna who runs a kindergarten for the children of underprivileged Arab families. I called her mobile number but there was no answer which was worrying. I called the hotline of one Haifa's hospitals and was told that her name is on the casualties list. I drove to the hospital and found her on a bed in the hospital foyer. Fortunately she has only very light injuries, not caused directly by the rockets but from falling in the street after the explosions and the smoke. For a few minutes after the rocket attack, she was hysterical with fear looking for her two small children who had been playing in the street. A very close call.

An even greater miracle was that Irit's son-in-law came home for a short break this lunchtime from his emergency military service close to the Lebanese border where 12 reserve soldiers were killed today by a Katyusha rocket. Eli was with those same soldiers this morning and even took a picture on his camera-phone of one of those killed. This is the story I referred to in my previous report. It's very scary to know people involved and the bigger picture is hardly any more comforting.


Blogger gene said...

Please smoke some lebanese hashish-
in a peace pipe.The world is watching-

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Yves said...

( >Hiroshima< No lessons learned!)
Governments keep trying to build more bombs. Nobody, in this crazy mixed up world, should be living in fear of their lives every day. We are not only destroying lives today, but also the lives of our children. What kind of environment will they be living in???
All we see on the news every day, are stories about killing in Lebanon, killing in Israel, killing in Iraq, killing in Afghanistan, Iran wants to build a nuclear bomb, North Korea wants a nuclear bomb, seems all nation have but one thing in mind, and, it's all about who can kill more people.
War lords, drug lords, in the name of Allah, when will all the madness end, or, will it ever end. The human race is in a self destruct mode, might as well give all nations a nuclear bomb, and, deploy them all at the same time, probably the only way to end all this insanity!!!
For "GOD'S" sake, let's all wake up before it's too late. People are even fighting with each other on peaceful blogs.
"Holy Land"? What is so Holy about a land where innocent people's blood flows day after day???

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Just went back to read up on Arafat and the PLO and how they wrecked Lebanon by breaching previous ceasefires arranged by Philip Habib - to fire artillery at Gallilee and bringing down Sharon's invasion on their heads...........

Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme they say

9:53 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

To yves I want to both agree and disagree with you. First I want to say yes we should have learned a lesson after Hiroshima. Heres where I agree and disagree first everyone thinks that building the A-bomb was a great thing and yes I still do sort of think ot was a great thing but I think that that it was very bad too. First it was good becuase it ended a huge war.
But then it caused all those
casualties the sing is that we wouldnt know how many casualties there would have been maybe more maybe less. Also Germany(obviously before we dropped the A-bomb) was trying to make a nuclear weapon to defeat the Allies. But if Iran and Iraq had any brains they'd surrender. how can they even think they can defeat a country that lost only 1 war in the countries history a country that made the forst nuclear weapon the country that crushed Saddam Huissein's army so easily. If the citizens of the USA actually knew that we were wining the war in Iraq then we'd have more support and since we are making progress in Iraq we will win countries like Russia,China,and
Korea saw this then they wouldnt think about luanching a missle against us we might even become friends (probably not.)

5:06 AM  

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