Yesterday was a very tough day of fighting with 9 soldiers killed and 22 wounded. My heart goes out to all of them and their families. However, the reaction in the press has been hysterical. We are not losing the war and unfortunately soldiers die in war. Hezbollah is now asking for a ceasefire, a clear sign that they feel that they are losing. People talk about how Israel defeated 3 armies in 6 days in 1967 what they forget to mention is that 800 soldiers were killed in 6 days. Guerilla warfare against an enemy that is well trained and prepared is very tough.
There is another issue that needs to be raised. The army is endangering (and causing the deaths of our soldiers) to protect the lives of "innocent" Lebanese. There was no reason to send in troops house to house yesterday, that is exactly what Hezbollah wanted. Instead they should have demolished the buildings with the terrorists in them. What the governemnt and army is doing, putting Jewish soldiers lives in danger is immoral and against the Torah.