No, not that Hassan Nasrallah! I am talking about civilian Hassan Deeb Nasrallah of Ba’albak, who was kidnapped today before dawn in a heroic (and certainly historic) Israeli commando raid. Kidnapped along with him were 5 other civilians, one of whom, a 14-year-old, was released because “he was too young.” So these are the “junior HezbAllah militants” Israel has kidnapped. A woman’s husband, son, brother, brother’s son, and a neighbour. The other son was lucky – too young to even pass for a “junior HezbAllah militant.” The woman was on New TV, telling what happened: the commandos had raided the house, ordered them to stand with their faces towards the wall, tied up the men and blindfolded them. There were also two young kids, a boy and a girl, present during the raid. The reporter interviewed them. They were still shocked, could barely talk. The air raids around the area of the landing resulted in many civilian deaths; an entire family was wiped out as they tried to stay in open areas for fear of strikes against houses and buildings. An Israeli jet fired a missile right at them, tearing them to pieces. In another instance, a woman by the name Nisrine (couldn’t catch the last name) was driving to the hospital as she was about to deliver her baby, and the Israeli jets fired a missile at the car, killing her instantly.
Ha’aretz has received clearance from the IDF to change the term; they are no longer “junior HezbAllah militants.” They are now “low-level HezbAllah men.” Yup. A historic day indeed.