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Video about an Israeli army unit attacking a Lebanese village

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posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 02:22 PM
Tonight, I have been watching a documentary on the television about an Israeli army unit (931) attacking a Lebanese village, from which Hezbollah militants are said to be firing Katyushas.

Fortunately, I've been able to find the video on an Israeli blog with English subtitles. For some reason it's not allowed to post a direct link to the video from here, but you can watch the documantary on the site.

Its really worth it to watch, and broaden your view on the conflict, the involved
parties, and the point of view of the common man. I found it in particular shocking to see Hezbollah fighters using uniforms similar to those of the Israeli army, more or less exact copies.

One request to our usual Hezbollah bashers. I haven't posted this video for yet another Hezbollah bashing topic. If that's your intention, please consider not to post. My intention of posting this video is purely to share an informative documentary with you.


During the third week of the Israel-Hezbollah war a fascinating report was broadcast on Uvda (Fact), a highly respected investigative news show hosted by veteran journalist Ilana Dayan.

Itai Anghel accompanied regiment 931 of the Nahal Brigade (infantry) to a battle that took place on the night of August 6-7 in Houleh, a Hezbollah-controlled village in Lebanon that is about 2 kilometres north of the border with Israel. Anghel documents the fierce battle that took place using a camera equipped with a night vision lens. I think it is quite possibly the most significant piece of reporting to come out of the war.

Itai generously sent me a link to his report that includes English subtitles. You can watch it below (length, 25 minutes).

A few things to know before you watch: With the exception of the officers - Avi Dahan and Biche - all the soldiers are reservists in their 20's and 30's who did their three-year mandatory army service (ages 18-21) in the unit; in other words, they are civilians who responded to emergency call up notices. A small bit that was edited out includes an exchange between Itai and the reservist with glasses, during which the latter explains that in civilian life he lives on a kibbutz and leads nature hikes. There are a couple of minor errors in the translation but they don't detract from the impact of the report, which is compelling and intense. Note especially Itai's observation, in voice over narration, at the very end. (I won't spoil it for you, but I think it says a lot about how people can draw very differing conclusions from the same events).

To watch the video, click on the source and scroll down.

[edit on 31-8-2006 by Mdv2]

posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 09:58 PM
The source doesn't work you need to copy and paste this into your address bar

What a mess those guys were. I hope they are not the example of the best of the IDF. It took all those men for 3 Hizbollah men? I feel bad if they ever get into a ground war with Iran.


posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 10:55 PM
"What a mess those guys were. I hope they are not the example of the best of the IDF. It took all those men for 3 Hizbollah men? I feel bad if they ever get into a ground war with Iran."

Using overwhelming force is the best way to fight a battle. I totaly support the over all use of force against terrorists.

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