4:05 pm Israeli time:
Home Front: Police report that 110 rockets have fallen in Israel so far today. Earlier an Arab mother and her five year old child were killed by a direct hit on a house in their village.
Lebanon: For the first time the IAF is dropping leaflets in the southern neighborhoods of Beirut warning of imminent attacks. IDF engaged in heavy fighting in Marjayoun and villages near Bent Jebail.
[Personal Update: The reporters here are also beginning to feel the stress of the war and the never-ending reporting. I just heard a reporter on the radio announce "a rocket fell in the Kiryat Shmona area, hitting a chicken coop in a moshav. Some of the chickens died and some went into shock". He then stopped himself and said "huh" - he is now checking the report to see if this was a practical joke in order to lift spirits, or if someone was seriously in need of some sleep!!! How do you know if a chicken is in shock anyway?]
I guess it was just a matter of time. The left wing Meretz Party and Peace Now have announced that they will join the anti-war protests. Until now they supposedly supported the war, because it was justified. Now that the government has approved the increase in the number of troops going in to Lebanon (so that maybe we can stop the rocket attacks and kill the terrorists) they have decided to protest against it.
I am honestly confused. If the war was justified two days ago, when the rockets kept landing on Israeli soil and killing civilians, why is it now not justified? The rockets are still flying and civilians are still being killed. The terrorists are still there.
I guess until a rocket falls on Sheinkin there will be people who are still deluded. My question is, what will happen to the people on the left who have already woken up? Will this war mark the beginning of the Israeli neo-con movement?