Monday, July 31, 2006

Not another Israeli 'mistake'.... smart bombs and dumb pilots!

Can we really beleiev they make so many mistake sin two week? Who on earth trained these people? Oh the US... well that explains it....

Israeli battleplane hits Lebanese soldiers by mistake: IDF spokesman

The Israeli military confirmed to Xinhua that its battleplane fired by mistake at a car suspected to carry a senior Hezbollah official in southern Lebanon Monday afternoon, killing one Lebanese soldier and wounding three others.

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman told Xinhua that the strike targeted a car which was driving near the Lebanese port city of Tyre, but apparently there were no Hezbollah militias in the car.

The spokesman said that the IDF expressed regret for the death. Earlier, Lebanese media reported that one Lebanese soldier was killed and three others were wounded by Israeli naval fire near Tyre on Monday.

A Lebanese army post in the coastal village of Qasmiyeh, north of Tyre, came under the Israeli navy fire on Monday, said the reports.

On the same day, the IAF also carried out air strikes meant to protect ground forces operating near the southern Lebanese village of Taibeh, which were not targeting anyone or anything specific, according to the IDF spokesman. [does this make sense?, maybe to Israel]

Israel announced a 48-hour suspension of air strikes shortly after Sunday midnight, in the wake of more than 50 Lebanese civilians killed by Israeli attack on the village of Qana in southern Lebanon.

But the Israeli military said it would press ahead airstrikes aimed to protect ground troops.

Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz told the Knesset (Parliament) on Monday that Israel must not agree to an immediate ceasefire, adding that the Israeli army would expand its offensive against Hezbollah guerillas who kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed eight on July 12 and triggered the violence.


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