Or is it?
Yesterday Israel “imposed” a curfew in the south, including in the city of Tyre. Anyone who dares leave home after 7 pm would be struck by Israeli jets (as if they weren’t doing that before). Today Israel dropped leaflets, warning that any and all cars, at all times, will be bombed (as if they weren’t doing that before).
Israel still thinks it can go in and out of Lebanon as it pleases, or impose curfew on Lebanon whenever it desires, like it does in the Palestinian territories. It seems to me Israelis have forgotten 2000. And so they shall be reminded. Too bad it already took a month – and perhaps will take another – for the average Israeli to start questioning the conduct of his/her government. Instead, and despite pleas from this side of the border for an end to the hostilities before it was too late, they followed their leaders like sheep, and what have “leaders” brought to people other than suffering and destruction at all times and in all places? On July 12 Lebanese public opinion was highly critical of HezbAllah’s “kidnapping” of the two soldiers. It’s August 8, and look where Israel has taken Lebanese public opinion. If Israelis truly desire peace, they should realize that this cannot – never, ever – be achieved by bringing people to their knees, humiliating them, and imposing impossible conditions on them. This is exactly the point that HezbAllah has been making.