As the ceasefire/surrender approaches, here is the damage done to Kiryat Shmona (alone!) over the past 30 days of destruction:
1. Over 700 Katyusha rockets landed in Kiryat Shmona
2. 1,616 apartments damaged (not including roughly 100 which were damaged on Friday)
3. 115 cars were damaged
4. 3 kilomters of water pipes were damaged
5. 14 educational institutions were damaged
6. 45 Large potholes/pits
7. 100 tombstones damaged in the Kiryat Shmona cemetary.
Info from here.
12:08 AM Over 100 IDF soldiers wounded today; 15 in serious condition; 4 of which were in the IAF helicopter, which Hizbolla claims they shot down with a rocket. Over 11 IDF soldiers killed in combat since Friday evening till now. Additional 5 in critical condition.
Five soldiers died in the helicopter crash - total killed today: 16. Fox reports that the helicopter was on it's way into Lebanon with combat soldiers.
Olmert's unconditional surrender to Hizbolla is making everyone wonder what the whole point of this war was...we didn't accomplish any objectives, except for losing many soldiers. Either we fight the war, the way were are supposed to -- intending on winning or war, or not to fight at all. Doing a half baked job is the worst of all options. The problem is, Olmert must be the worst Prime Minister for Israel to have when fighting a war -- since his entire thought process can be summed up best, by no one other than Olmert himself:
We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies.
Ehud Olmert Address at Israel Policy Forum, New York, June 9, 2005
If he's tired of winning, we need to quickly find leadership which isn't tired of winning...and has the energy to win.
10:54 PM Reports of heavy fighting throughout Southern Lebanon. Massive airlift of troops to the Litani river. 11 Soldiers killed, 80 wounded. Helicopter crash kills 1. More news as it comes out.
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael