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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 10:55 PM
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56. That's not an entirely accurate statement
Edited on Sun Aug-06-06 10:56 PM by Nevernose
Most of Israel's civilians have evacuated to somewhere else. My guess is that Lebanon doesn't have the ability to evacuate all the civilians. Some of that would be due to Israel's unjustifiable attacks on infrastructure, some would be due to an innefectual government, and some would be based on Israel's preparation based on experience.

Most of the rockets, while still terrifying, haven't killed anybody at all. "Random" includes unpopulated/evacuated areas. ALso, most of the IDF casualties have been taken by direct fire, snipers or IEDs inside Lebanon.

Another reason is that Hezbollah locates their firing positions inside civilian areas. Hezbollah has stated that they're trying to kill as many Israeli Jews as possible, regardless of military status; Israel states that they're trying to kill as many Hezbollah "terrorists" as they can.

I suspect that the truth lay somewhere between our respective positions.
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