And he says that “the world understands.” But alas, it doesn’t. It doesn’t understand the nature of jihad warfare, it doesn’t understand the implications of Muhammad’s dictum “war is deceit,” and it doesn’t understand that Israel doesn’t strike civilians intentionally. Above all, Condoleeza Rice doesn’t seem to understand any of this, and is using the Qana incident to press for a cease-fire — which in such a context would just reward the Hizballah practice of firing from civilian areas, and would thereby encourage it.
“Israel defends Qana strike,” from the UK’s Sun:
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said: “The Hezbollah is using its residents as a human shield. They want to see children’s blood, this is the only weapon they have left”.
The Israeli leader expressed his “great sorrow” for the deaths of civilians and added: “There is nothing further from our thoughts and our interests than striking civilians. Everyone understands this.
“When we strike civilians, the world understands this is an exceptional case that does not represent how we act.”