posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 01:59 PM
Israel has so far flown over 2000 sorties over Lebanon. Bombed countless targets and with 'only' civilian 300 deaths. My guess is that there are
less civilian deaths considering that:
1- With militias you never really know who is a civilian and who is a militia man.
2- Lebanese and Hizbullah sources will always scramble the numbers around to suite them.
Hezbullah on the other hand is missile attacking Israel nearly exclusively on civilian targets.
Hizbullah attacks are friom residential areas which Israel tries not to bomb launchers in civilian location while absorbing attacks so that civilians
will not be killed.
Hezbullah uses mostly Christian villages for cover.
This is the prime difference in the war tactics between a humane army and that of a terrorist force.
BTW - Hizbullah deaths are much higher as Hezbullah does not publicize their dead.
Israel also attacked Hezbullah positions and supplies IN SYRIA
Hezbullah fighters managed to surprise Israel with Vietnam style tunnels and bunker complexes on the Israeli border packed with weapons, ammunition,
rockets. Israel is currently pushing back attackers from infiltrating Israel.
Israel suffered 2 dead soldiers in these attacks 8 wounded and in missile attacks 2 Israeli Arab children from Nazereth aged 7 and 4 were killed.
[edit on 19/7/06 by JudahMaccabbi]