It is interesting to see Israeli media on the web – which reaches a far wider audience than Israeli TV – reporting the deadly rocket strike on a military base in Kfar Giladi and the subsequent explosion that claimed the lives of 11 Israeli soldiers as an attack on a “crowd of people”, who allegedly did not heed the sirens warning of an incoming rocket barrage. We saw scenes of the aftermath of the explosion from Israeli TV stations as well as Al-Jazeera, and the dead and injured were clearly soldiers. Numerous sources, including the AP, have confirmed that at least 9 of the killed were reservists. Interesting. I wonder if some Israeli bloggers who have been keenly following the massacres in Lebanon for the sake of “exposing” our photo-ops will take note of this.
In response, the IAF bombed … residential buildings in the southern suburbs of Beirut. Well, at least they didn’t bomb the … destroyed runways of Beirut International Airport!