We are still awaiting the findings of Israel’s numerous investigations (the three helicopters, the UN,
and Habboush river). Now Israel claims the Rome conference gave it the green light to continue targeting HezbAllah destroying Lebanon (since when did Israel need approval to target HezbAllah anyway? I thought targeting a terrorist organization did not need a green light). There was denial today from a few sides, but of course, nothing tangible was done to actually stop Israel, so it could only mean that Israel is right; though of course, its claim that the conference itself gave it the green light to continue refers more to an active approval rather than a tacit one. But then again, Israel is always allowed to interpret things however it wants, without facing any criticism or limitations in its sphere of activities.
About an hour ago, an air strike destroyed a church in the southern Lebanese village of Safad al-Battikh near Tibnin. Israel will claim rocket stockpiles were stored in the church. Also targeted was a civilian convoy on a road in Kamed al-Lawz (southwest of Majdal Anjar, near Joub Jannine) in the Bekaa. In the meantime, clashes have (again) erupted at and around Maroun al-Ras. The Israelis have been repeating the figure of 200 HezbAllah fighters killed for the past 2 weeks… And the world will hail the ongoing war against Lebanon as rightful self-defense by Israel, while (ironically) the rockets continue to fall in northern Israel (which was not the case before Israel declared open war against Lebanon).
But the world continues to await the findings of Israel’s investigations. Investigations? OK, how about investigating how entire families (unarmed men, helpless women and children) ended up being decapitated while fleeing the fighting in the south (often in meeting with Israel’s warnings that civilians should leave their villages because they would be bombed?). Sorry, I will not post the photo, it is way too disgusting. If you would like to see it, you may leave your e-mail address and I will e-mail it to you.
I have prepared (pending upload) a series of detailed maps of Lebanon, so that my readers would have a better idea of the places being bombed (I have been trying to mention the locations of small villages in relation to larger, better-known, or otherwise easier-to-find villages and towns, so that it would be easier to find them on the map). Anyhow, stay tuned for the link!