- Peace Garden: IAF strikes kill 13 Lebanese

IAF strikes kill 13 Lebanese

Sunday, July 16, 2006

13 Lebanese, among them eight soldiers killed. Our news channels (CNN, MSNBC, FAUX) love to report about the 8 Israelis killed by a rocket and hurriedly speculate on the rocket's manufacturer - Iran? Syria? (Hell let's throw in North Korea or one of Saddam's WMDes). THey report that these 8 lives represent the largest death toll.

Really? I guess if you are reporting from an Israeli viewpoint. But...

Israel lobbed missiles at targets across Lebanon early Monday, killing 13 and wounding 53 in a surge of reprisals after Hezbollah rockets slammed into new targets deep inside Israel.
Eight of the dead were Lebanese soldiers who were killed when aircraft attacked a small fishing port at Abdeh in northernmost Lebanon near a highway, about six kilometers from the border with Syria. Witnesses and security officials said 12 others were wounded after the early Monday attack destroyed the position. There was no immediate comment from the military.
No one is safe...
Eight Canadians were killed in Lebanon on Sunday when an Israel Air Force aircraft attacked their house in a south Lebanon village, Foreign Minister Peter MacKay told CTV television.
"All we can say is that there are eight confirmed casualties and six who have been critically injured," he said. Asked to confirm whether this meant eight Canadians had died, he replied: "That's the information that we have to date."
An Indian soldier taking part in the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon was wounded late Sunday when two Israel Defense Forces tank shells hit his position in the border village of Houla, a UN spokesman said. Another base run by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)in a southern village near Bint Jbeil was also hit, but no one was wounded.
"The wounded soldier was evacuated to a medical facility," spokesman Milos Strugar told Reuters. UNFIL was created in 1978, after Israel's first major incursion into southern Lebanon and has been there ever since.
Also late Sunday, IAF aircraft fired missiles at fuel tanks in Beirut's international airport, airport sources said.
Read the entire article for more casualties. Simply collateral damage?

This is why the action is called disproportionate.

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