Thursday, September 6, 2007

HRW attacks Israel (again) and Bad guys dead

Human Rights Watch has decided that Israel acted wrong in firing upon Lebanon in the last little war:
In its harshest condemnation of Israel since last summer's war, Human Rights Watch charged that most of the Lebanese civilian casualties came from "indiscriminate Israeli airstrikes," according to a report to be released Thursday.

In a statement issued before the report's release, the human rights organization said there was no basis to the Israeli claim that civilian casualties resulted from Hizbullah guerrillas using civilians as shields. Israel has said that it attacked civilian areas because Hizbullah set up rocket launchers in villages and towns. [link]
It's hard to win if you're Israel, no matter what you do, or what they do (like anyone really believes that terrorists weren't using civilians as shields) you can't win. This is probably the first of many condemnations of Israel to come.
More than 1,000 Lebanese were killed in the 34-day conflict last summer, which began after Hizbullah staged a cross-border raid, killing three IDF soldiers and capturing two others. They are still being held.

IAF warplanes targeted Lebanese infrastructure, including bridges and Beirut Airport, and heavily damaged a neighborhood in Beirut known as a Hizbullah stronghold, as well as attacking Hizbullah centers in villages near the border. {emp. mine-LN}
You can readily tell the A(w/t)P wrote this article, they never seem to tell you that any of those 'civilians' were terrorists. Since there is no exact way to know exactly how many were, a little caveat would be welcome. At least they remembered who started the war this time.

Three slimes got their's:
Israeli troops backed by tanks and bulldozers moved a kilometer (half-mile) inside the Gaza Strip to strike at Palestinian terrorists on Thursday, a day after Defense Minister Ehud Barak said a broad operation inside the coastal territory was inevitable.

Three Palestinian gunmen were killed and 12 people were wounded in a battle with soldiers, but there were conflicting reports on the details of the clash in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis.[link]
Of course there are conflicting reports, anytime you have 2 sides to something, you will inevitably have 2 reports.
Meanwhile, IDF troops operating in the northern West Bank town of Jenin on Thursday arrested an Islamic Jihad member armed with a rifle and two explosives devices.

During the arrest a group of Palestinians at the scene hurled two homemade bombs at the troops. The soldiers returned fire and one Palestinian was hit by a rubber bullet. He was treated at the scene by an IDF doctor.

In addition, troops operating in the town also uncovered 30 pipe bombs in a vehicle.
Bonus catches for the IDF, of course those poor terrorists are only fighting the occupation /sarc


youdontknowme said...

When it comes to Israel they just can't seem to do anything right in the eyes of many liberals. In my view they have shown a lot of restraint.

Lord Nazh said...

Can't do anything right to liberals, EUropeans, UNites, Arabs, etc.

Good thing that most of the US is still with them or they'd be an island all their own.


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