Gaza was first!
but does it always have to end with our end?
“JERUSALEM, July 12 - The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah seized two Israeli soldiers in a brazen raid this morning along Israel’s border with Lebanon. Israel immediately responded by sending an armored force into southern Lebanon for the first time since withdrawing six years ago. A number of Israeli soldiers were killed and wounded in the fighting along the frontier, according to Israeli officials and media reports in Lebanon. Arab satellite news channels, including the Hezbollah-backed al Manar, reported that up to seven Israeli soldiers were killed in the attack”.
“The Israeli strikes knocked out bridges in southern Lebanon in an apparent attempt to keep Hezbollah from moving the captured Israeli soldiers further to the north. Also, at least two Lebanese civilians were killed, according to Reuters”.
No mention of the Gaza strike…
« Sept soldats israéliens auraient également été tués lors de violentes attaques lancées par le Hezbollah, croit savoir la chaîne d'information qatarie Al-Jazira. Deux civils libanais ont également été tués et cinq autres blessés mercredi au Liban Sud dans des bombardements israéliens, selon la police libanaise ».
“Israel dropped a quarter-ton bomb on a Gaza home today in an attempt to assassinate top Hamas fugitives, killing nine civilians as Islamic militant leaders got away.
"The nine dead were all members of the same family, including the parents and seven of their children, Palestinian officials said. The body of a four-year-old boy was among those pulled out of the rubble”.
"Further heightening tensions, the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah announced it had kidnapped two Israeli soldiers during the cross-border fighting".
“Arab Media Watch voiced concern over the way Western media handled Israel’s offensive in Gaza, failing to give the needed attention to Israel's killing of dozens of Palestinians, including civilians, compared with the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted earlier this week that he intended to commit war crimes in Gaza. By telling his cabinet that he wanted “no one to be able to sleep tonight in Gaza”, Olmert officially acknowledged Israel’s policy of collective punishment against the 1.4 million Palestinians living in Gaza, a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention”.
“More than 50 Palestinians, including many civilians, and only one Israeli soldier have been killed since Israel started its widescale offensive in Gaza last Wednesday”.
“An Israeli missile hit a Palestinian home in Gaza City last weekend, killing a 46-year-old mother and two of her children, The Belfast Telegraph reported”.