Hizballah sends out its rockets indiscriminately, just as happy to kill civilians as military personnel. Israel issues warnings, telegraphing its punches and telling civilians to evacuate areas that are about to be hit. Then the world dhimmi community, manipulated cannily by the OIC, condemns Israel for “barbaric” attacks on civilians.
In general, of course, the world is all too willing to buy into the adamantine, immovable, rocklike jihadist assumption that they never do wrong, and bear no responsibility for any of their actions. It is only the West that ever apologizes, and is ever seen to need to do so.
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
Nine people were killed in a Hezbollah rocket strike against Israel’s third largest city of Haifa today, an attack likely to trigger an escalation in the Israel-Lebanon conflict.
The attack came after Israeli aircraft again went into action over Lebanon before dawn on the fifth day of an assault that has killed scores and left the country almost completely cut off.
Israeli medical sources said nine people were killed and dozens wounded in the attack on the northern port city of Haifa, where Hezbollah fighters claimed they had hit an oil refinery.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said there would be “far-reaching consequences” following the attack.
“Nothing will deter us,” he said at the beginning of his Government’s weekly cabinet meeting. “There will be far-reaching consequences in our relations on the northern border and in the area in general.”
Mr Olmert also said that Israel’s offensive in Lebanon was not intended to harm Lebanese civilians.
Since the fighting began five days ago, 106 Lebanese have been killed in Israeli airstrikes, most of them civilians.
Note that there is no tally given of Israeli civilian deaths.
“We want to live our lives in peace and in good neighbourly relations,” he said.
“Unfortunately, there are those who misinterpret our wishes for peace in the wrong way. We have no intention of bending in the face of these threats.”
“Our enemies are trying to disrupt the lifestyle in Israel. They will fail,” he said.
They’re not just trying to disrupt your lifestyle, Mr. Prime Minister. They’re trying to annihilate you.