8 years, 8 months ago
Once again, Hezbollah’s actions tell us exactly what kind of people they are. This, from Arutz Sheva:
Hizbullah stored ammunition and weapons in mosques, knowing that the IDF does not attack religious sites. Civilians were not allowed to leave so that Hizbullah could use them as cover. IDF officers said they ordered pilots not to strafe Bint Jbeil in order to spare civilian casualties.
A United Nations peace keeping officer from Canada told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that Hizbullah used the same tactic to draw fire on the UNIFIL post which resulted in the death of four U.N. observers. “This is their favorite trick,” he said. “They use the U.N. as shields.”
Nice. They know that Israel is hamstrung by this. Israel follows rules of war to protect non-combatants, while Hezbollah doesn’t care. The world imposes an impossible situation on Israel: You have two weeks now, no more. You hear? Also, you can’t kill non-combatants or else we will call you savages. Oh and by the way. Don’t use force that we might consider to be “disproportionate.” And all the while, Hezbollah gets a pass from the world leaders while the UN calls for the end of hostilities by politically strong-arming Israel — not Hezbollah or Lebanon.