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springhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 01:17 AM
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Hezbollah only targeting civilians..............
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Edited on Mon Jul-31-06 01:24 AM by springhill
Why are there so many of these posts? Can someone please explain to me why more military than civilians in Israel have been killed and what the chances are of that happening if they are only targeting the civilian population?

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The third myth is that, while Israel is trying to fight a clean war by targeting only terrorists, Hezbollah prefers to bring death and destruction on innocents by firing rockets at Israeli civilians.

It is amazing that this myth even needs exploding, but after the efforts of Horowitz and Co. it most certainly does. As the civilian death toll in Lebanon has skyrocketed, international criticism of Israel has remained at the mealy-mouthed level of diplomatic requests for restraint and proportionate responses."

One need only cast a quick eye over the casualty figures from this conflict to see that if Israel is targeting only Hezbollah fighters it has been making disastrous miscalculations. So far some 400 Lebanese civilians are reported dead -- unfortunately for Horowitzs story at least a third of them children. From the images coming out of Lebanons hospitals, many more children have survived but with terrible burns or disabling injuries.

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Conversely, the breakdown of the smaller number of deaths of Israelis at the hands of Hezbollah -- 42 at the time of writing -- show that more soldiers have been killed than civilians.

In fact, although no one is making the point, Hezbollahs rockets have been targeted overwhelming at strategic locations: the northern economic hub of Haifa, its satellite towns and the array of military sites across the Galilee.

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0725-35.htm
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