The city has been subjected to ceaseless rocket fire, at times over 80 a day (75 yesterday). Areas of the city have been badly smashed by terrorist firing and there is steely will in Israel to see justice served and the rockets firing on this Northern city quelled for good, the hard to grip losses ended.
The residents of Kiryat Shmona living in underground shelters for days on end, bombarded by terrorist scum. This area has been subjected to endless attacks over the years, it is a sore point and the IDF is ready to stand and fight. In the post below, mention is made of the IDF eye on the threat to Kiryat Shmona.
The military officials also presented Olmert with a plan for an operation north of the Litani, in the area of Ramat Nabatiyeh where rockets were launched into Kiryat Shmona. The operation in Ramat Nabatiyeh, however, is likely to be put off for a later stage if necessary.
A look beyond the Litani on the Map
Moral in the IDF is high, there is a strong desire to defend the State, protect the citizens of the North. This is a source of great pride for the People of Israel. There should be no illusions, as there is equally no river, and no line that will halt the Israeli Defense Forces if they are forced to act.
No More Mr. Nice Guy
These firing areas are stretching beyond traditional Hezbollah strongholds. When will the Lebanese people stand up? Not against Israel but against the terrorists holding their entire country now hostage? How much farther will this conflict be forced to escalate before Lebanon acts..
Will a push to the Litani go forward, and how far beyond will the IDF have to go, before Lebanon's people assert for freedom, and democracy over being Syrian & Iranian state pawns?
Over half a million trees, and some of the most beautiful green areas of Israel have been destroyed and burned by rocket fire, on top of the massive infrastructure damage to the city. An UN-DOCTORED Reuters photo of some of the 'big gains' claimed by the cockroach Nasrallah, burning and scorching our green Earth in the name of Islam. (Photo credit Al-Reuters)
Real American Heroes: JPOST – NY Firefighters pay their own way to fight the fire burning through the holy land.
JPOST: Fires caused by rockets set forests back 50 years
LINKS: Updates on the Mid East Crisis: On Israel, and many Jewish bloggers covering the situation, at the Truth Laid Bear which is also highlighting the other side, and at Pajamas Media. Soccerdad consistently does HQ round ups as well.
UPDATE AUG 9th: JNF, the Jewish National Fund famous for its tree planting drives over the decades announced that already over 5 million dollars have been donated to combat the deforestation! Israel, believes in and cherishes life.
I'm big on trees..
For only 10 dollars in a charitable donation online you can PLANT a tree in Israel. I've got dozens over the years, plant 2 trees and get one planted in your name free as well. What could be more fantastic than having a big green beautiful tree growing in your name in the Holy Land, and repairing the damage these terrorists have caused!?