Light at the end of the tunnel?
A few hours later 17 rockets hit the north with no casualties. Rockets are now starting to fall in open spaces, seems like Hezbollah lost much of their targeting power and are shooting blindly. Hopefully this will be an ongoing state of affairs and we just might have a casualty free day today.
This subtle change occurs concurrently with the start of ground troops operations. I think it's related. The objective is to make small incursions and destroy 15-20 outposts. You can't launch rockets if you're being hunted by ground troops. Six targets that were responsible for Hezbollah's financials have also been destroyed. A week more of this may turn out to be quite effective.
I'd like to leave you with this anecdote: On Sunday a solider was injured from a rocket that hit Haifa, it damaged a main artery. He has been sedated in the hospital since as it is a very painful injury. Today he got a visit from what is the equivalent here to the chief of staff. He regained consciousness and saluted with a shaking hand.
I'm starting to see diplomatic actions occurring next week, and a cease fire before August.
On the other hand the rumor of the kidnapped soldiers being held in the Iranian embassy is persistent and if it turns out to be true, I don't even want to entertain that thought.