IDF operating in southern Lebanon against rocket launching grounds
The IDF is operating in the area of El Khayam in southern Lebanon, an area from which Hezbollah have been firing Katyusha rockets at Metula, Kiryat Shmona and the Galilee panhandle.
Israel Radio military affairs correspondent Carmella Menashe reported after midnight (Thursday 00:05) that the IDF Spokesman has now released:
15 IDF soldiers died today in Lebanon – of which one was killed by friendly fire.
It was not clear from the description of the various incidents to whatextent the deaths could be attributed to what appears to be an ongoingactive IDF policy of respecting human shields.
A check by IMRA fails to find any foreign appreciation of the human shield policy. That Israel would risk the lives of Israelis rather than risk the lives of enemy human shields is typically either ignored overseas or considered an Israeli stupidity (and stupidity is not rewarded).
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director
IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)