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Thursday, July 27, 2006

An Accuracy Revealed

There is a certain difference between the military tactics of the Hezbollah and the IDF. This can be demonstrated in three steps:

First: view Michelle Malkin's July 27 "IT'S A GNAT! IT'S A FLY!" post, particularly a cartoon near the end of that entry depicting a "soldier of Palestine" and a "soldier of Israel" pointing their machien guns at each other. One notices a crib behind the Israeli and a crib in front of the Palestinian. This demonstrates the common[ly proved] argument that Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, represented by the "soldier of Palestine," use civilians as human shields, whereas the IDf protects Israelis less capable of protecting themselves.
The first thing one wonders [most objectively] is whether this depiction is accurate. Allow me to briefly support the cartoon with the following two links...

Second: consider this [true] story...
Every War Has Its Heroes
It's only the day after he was killed and a legend is already growing around the heroism of Major Ro'i Klein, the Golani commander who
died in the ambush and fierce battle that took place in Bint Jbeil that took the lives of nine soldiers.
Several members of his battalion confirm the story -- a grenade was lobbed in the midst of the unit under his command. Klein, who was 31 years old, married with two children, made a quick decision and jumped, throwing his body onto the grenade, losing his life, and saving the lives of all of his soldiers.
The word "hero" is sometimes used too lightly, but I think this qualifies.

- An Unsealed Room

Third: consider the introduction of an Arutz Sheva article:
Hizbullah refused to allow civilians to leave their village and used mosques in their ambush on IDF soldiers at Bint Jbeil Wednesday. Names of the nine fallen soldiers were released. Morale is high.
Hizbullah stored ammunition and weapons in mosques, knowing that the IDF does not attack religious sites. Civilians were not allowed to leave so that Hizbullah could use them as cover. IDF officers said they ordered pilots not to strafe Bint Jbeil in order to spare civilian casualties.

- Israel National News

Just ask French major general Alain Pellegrini.

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