Lebanese health minister declared that 600 is the number of civilian casualties due to the Israeli aggression. All civilians. Children, mothers, fathers and old folks. This is equivalent to 45000 American citizens considering the population of Lebanon.
Israel is still not able to take control of the village of Maroun al Rass which is a few steps from the borders.
Yesterday Bint Jubeil fell according to IDF/IOF/IF. Today we know Israel lied. They could not enter BJ. They destroyed it from way up in the sky. But very tough resistance kept them out. An ambush killed 9 of their elite soldiers and injured more than 25 when they tried to enter BJ. The generals of Israel decided to decrease their infantry incursions and go back to using the F-16.
More than 50 Israelis have died [as declared by Israel] so far as a result of Olmert’s adventure. 33 of them were officers and soldiers according to the Israelis.
My neighbor finally answered my phone call. He is okay. It wasn’t the Hachem gas station that is near my house that was bombed. It was another one further down. About one km. Hachem is a member of Lebanese parliament. He is a member of Aoun’s bloc. He has many gas stations. Four of them have been bombed so far. He must have done something terrible to anger Olmert. But the buildings I mentioned previously are gone.