Human Shields, Terrorist Propaganda, Martyrs, Or Innocent Civilians?
At least fifty-six Lebanese, including thirty-four children, died in an Israeli air strike on a neighborhood that Hezbollah had been using to launch rockets into Israel.
Hezbollah was firing rockets from this area and then running inside the building hit and others nearby for cover. They knew Israel would track the rockets back to their location and engage in counterbattery fire.
Hezbollah purposefully put people in this area in danger by launching rockets from outside their location, knowing full well the Israeli response. Hezbollah targeted Lebanese children with Israeli missiles.
To Hezbollah they served their purpose. They're martyrs now.
The building may have even collapsed almost eight hours after the Israeli air strike. The IDF thinks that Hezbollah explosives stored in the building may have detonated, causing the collapse.
Since 1982, Hezbollah—"The Party of God"—has spread throughout the Lebanese Shiite culture. Inspired by Ayatollah Ruhollah Sayed Khomeini's Islamic Revolution in Iran, it is far more than just a terrorist group. Hezbollah sponsors social programs, runs hospitals, schools, and newspapers, and its political arm holds seats in the Lebanese Parliament and Cabinet. Hezbollah is involved in every facet of Shia life in Lebanon. A July 26 poll by the "Beirut Center for Research and Information" purports to show that 87% of Lebanese support Hezbollah's current war against Israel. For all intents and purposes Hezbollah is Shiite Lebanon.
This is Hezbollah...
Hezbollah seeks to set up an Islamic government in Lebanon modeled after the one in Iran. Hezbollah officially supports the destruction of the state of Israel; the eradication of Jews from the Mediterranean. From birth, Hezbollah trains Lebanese Shiite to hate and desire to kill Israelis. It trains man, woman and child to do what they can to drive Israel into the sea and end the Jewish state. That is why Lebanese Shiites accept Hezbollah rockets, barracks, and weapons depots in their neighborhoods, and why those killed today will be celebrated as martyrs.
The thirty-four children who died in this Israeli strike were innocent civilians used by Hezbollah. Their lives have been corrupted by an organization that will gladly use them as human shields to be killed and then use their death as a sensationalistic news/propaganda tool.
The brunt of the blame in this sad loss of life goes to Hezbollah.