Funerals Under FireIt was the second day in a row that a funeral for people killed by Israeli bombardment was taking place the area was bombed again by the Israeli military.
In the southern town of Ghaziyeh Tuesday, dozens of people had to flee a funeral procession when missiles fired by Israeli warplanes landed few hundred meters from them. The bodies that were to be taken to rest in peace were put on the road as people fled. Others came back and carried the bodies on stretchers to the cemetery.
On Wednesday, the same thing happened in Shiyah as the bodies of nearly 40 people killed in a Monday air raid were to be buried in the Shahidein cemetery.
Alo Wednesday, there were heavy fighting on the border and at least 15 Israeli soldiers were killed until about 9 p.m. Hezbollah said three of its members were killed as well.
Israel's Security Cabinet Wednesday approved a wider ground offensive in the south and they expected 30 days to damage Hezbollah.
Many Lebanese believe that Israel is coming back to the trap it was stuck in for 18 years until May 2000. Is Ehud Olmert doing the mistake that Menachim Begin and Ariel Sharon in 1982? Time will tell us if Olmert is sending the troops to the muds of Lebanon again even though he says that they will be pulled them back when a foreign force arrive.
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah warned Israelis not to enter deep into Lebanon because "if you enter our land we will throw you out by force and we will turn the land of our invaluable south into your graveyard."
"We will be waiting for you at every village, at every valley. Thousands of courageous holy warriors are waiting for you," he said in the 45-minute speech carried live on Al-Manar television station.
The Washington Post had a good story on what is going on between Israeli troops and Hezbollah guerrillas.
Wednesday August 9, 2006