Live from an Israeli bunker

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Some very bad news

Information is coming in that Hezbollah is firing on Lebanese citizens who are trying to flee their towns after being warned by the IDF to leave the area. They want to go, and Hezbollah is now literally using them as a human shield. Some of them have actually been calling friends and family here stating this!

The fighting that's going on near the border right now is with pockets of resistance who are hiding in villages. I have no words, I'm running out of them now.

So I'll let Tony Blair do the talking, I'm paraphrasing here because there is no clip floating around of this yet: "Of course we all want the violence to stop, and what's happening in Lebanon is tragic. But to stop this violence we must remember how it started. Something in the order of 1600 rockets have been fired into Israel and two soldiers were kidnapped. That needs to stop. And when that stops I promise him I'll be the first saying Israel should stop attacking."

It's going to be painful, both for us and the Lebanese but there is no wiggle room here. 


  • stupid cowards i wonder if youll hear that on any of the main tv networks...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:07 PM  

  • Eugene, it was great to find your blog via Pajamas Media. I've forwarded it to family and friends. I'm praying for Israel and all of you there.

    By Blogger jsb, at 5:16 PM  

  • It's too bad, but this is actually what you wanna see happen.

    This is gonna do just as much damage to HA as any Israeli military action.

    Revealing HA to its supporters for what it is, is one goal of the campaign.

    Michael, Germany

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:32 PM  

  • Well that same thing has been happening in Iraq for years now. hezzbellah can ignore civillians casualties in combat and then Blame the Israeli military when the smoke clears.
    hell, they could kill a bunch of civillians and blame it on the israeli's as a way to boost Islamic support.

    It's hard fighting the PR war with these people because of stuff like that.

    All CNN is talking about is how baddly the humanitarian situation in Lebanon is. Their talking about children blown in half by Israeli Artilliry and stuff like that.

    I personnaly belive there is more behind those stories but It would seem you guys are gonna have deal with allot of Bullshit from the pacifists of the world.

    By Anonymous ThatGuyinAmerica, at 5:35 PM  

  • thats what im sayin no one is going to talk about the truth but they dont lie there just steepin around the stories everything in a insurgency or any fight against terrorist is always in there favor. In the pr world its always the little guy against big guy

    anyways good luck

    By Blogger james, at 5:47 PM  

  • That's exactly it because "Dead children" and "War atrocitys" give better Ratings then Delivering justice to those who deserve it.

    I don't think the media Care's about what they could be doing Israel and the west by constantly being negative about our side of the war.

    These kind of Stories just inflame more Extremeist's even if they are false.

    By Anonymous ThatGuyinAmerica, at 5:52 PM  

  • BunkerBlogger: might be a good idea not to assume the rocket attacks will let up soon. The risk is you'll let your guard down and be caught out in the open.

    Another thought: it might be a good idea to think ahead to preparations against a Hizbollah chemical attack. While obviously there's no indication that Hizbollah has chemical weapons, the idea isn't particularly farfetched, given that Syria and Iran both have chemical munitions and that both countries have been perfectly willing to share sophisticated military technology and hardware with Hizbollah. The specific worry would be that Hizbollah would have been given a limited chemical arsenal to be used against Israel only upon 1) express instructions from Damascus and Tehran or 2) the threatened extinction of Hizbollah. 2 could be here any day. Chemical weapons could have been given to Hizbollah as a means of deterring an Israeli nuclear first-strike against Iran or Syria, since neither country has a credible deterrent capability (the only thing holding back Israel is world condemnation and its own moral compunctions). Again, not to spread anxiety--that's not my goal here--I simply wanted to pass along the thought so you could keep it at the back of your mind and take necessary precautions (like keeping any gas masks you may own with you down in the bunker). Obviously, the chance that Hizbollah would do something so stupid is low, given the obvious response from Israel... but you're not dealing with rational, humane enemies. Go figure.

    Mr. Kite, USA

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:19 PM  

  • San Francisco, Ca is with you in Haifa in our hearts, minds and prayers. My only issue is the CNN link, their reports are so anti-Israel, we watch it so see what the ENEMY is thinking.
    Mi s vami v Izraele!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:20 PM  

  • "ThatGuyinAmerica" Here, decided to make an account seeing how many blogs im getting into.

    What that guy said about Chemical attack is a good observation, it would be pretty easy to attatch a Chemical warhead to one of those rockets they have. Now that I think about it, is your bunker secure against Chemical attacks?

    I Don't know what Israel could or would do in the event of a chemical attack, probably deploy an all out invasion into lebeanon. if you ask me if a Chemical attack does come it would come from the direction of syria.

    - Alex

    By Blogger LibrarianAkios, at 6:29 PM  

  • Dear Eugene,

    May I post this Israeli website. It tells the truth about what is really happening in Israel. It also exposes the lies of CNN and all the other deceptive media sources.

    Stay safe, be well. We are all praying for Israel. The enemy may be strong now but G-d is always watching over his people and Israel. We just need to do teshuva. Teshuva tefilla and tesedaka will bring in the redemption and Moshiach.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:37 PM  

  • I have just seen comments about yours blog at CNN channel. I found yours idea great! I am also an Israeli citizen but living in Brazil I am studying here at the University but in 1 year and a half I will be living there again.
    Best wishes for you and keep expressing your fillings here because it is a great thing to see someone in the scene telling what is happening.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:05 PM  

  • Here's a Video of an israei jet destroying one of these mobile Katushya Rockets their using.

    it's litteraly a rack of missles welded to the back of an old truck.

    By Blogger LibrarianAkios, at 7:10 PM  

  • Just saw your blog on CNN.
    I'm in California. Please continue to post and be safe.
    Hopefully this will end soon.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:17 PM  

  • I was very mad this morning when the news in the US this morning, was going on and on about the civilians that were being hurt by the Israelis. I am sorry, but focusing on unintended civilian casualties and ignoring the intended civilian casualties in Israel is ridiculous. I am sorry that innocent Lebanese civilians are caught in the middle, but what did they expect when they let the terrorists roam freely. Israel didn't start this, but I am sure they are going to end it.

    Stay safe.

    An American

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:20 PM  

  • Please be safe. I am a teenage girl who just realized how serious this truly is. Israel is a strong country. I support them in every way. Israel will do their best. I always ask myself, when will the day come, when the Middle Eastern countries especially, will stop attacking Israel? WHEN? Anyways I wish you safety and your family. This is an amazing site.
    Florida, USA

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:04 PM  

  • I'm a little confused how firing on citizens constitutes using them as human shields.

    But these people are cowards nonetheless... if only the Lebanese citizens would fight back.

    By Anonymous Zero, at 9:37 PM  

  • Sad to hear of more casualties amongst you. Hope and pray you're ok. I've sent what you said about Hezbollah shooting at fleeing Lebanese to the BBC News Website's 'Have your Say' page on the Middle East. No guarentee they'll show it but if they do it may open a few peoples' eyes. I've sent them your blogspot address as well so they may be in touch andr you may have a few more callers from around the world as the BBC site has a wide audience.

    email me at:- if you get the chance.

    By Anonymous Matthew Humphries (UK), at 11:47 PM  

  • Zero, the point is, by giving civilians a disincentive to leave Lebanese villages where Hezbollah fighters are present (by shooting all civilians who attempt to flee imminent danger), this keeps the civilians in close proximity to the Hezbollah fighters, insuring that Israeli air attacks kill not only Hezbollah militants but innocent civilians (and in droves). CNN crews are then alerted to the dead civilians, which dutifully broadcast the grizzly scenes all over the world, increasing international pressure on Israel to end its "inhumane" war and agree to a cease-fire. Hizbollah is cynically using the Lebanese population as its trump card in the PR war that Muslim fundamentalists have become adept at. And the Western media plays along.

    So that's what's going on. Perverse, but rational. Create powerful disincentives for civilians to seek safety (i.e. by fleeing areas that the IAF will strike because of the presence of Hizbollah), then point to all the dead civilians as the reason Israel must agree to a cease-fire. Hey, all's fair when your an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist.... even deliberately blowing up old women on buses. This is just a variation on an evil theme.

    Mr. Kite, USA

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:43 AM  

  • Talk about cowardice when two armies are equipped with same arsenals.
    - Hizbollah hiding among civilians:
    Put yourself in their place. It is common survival instinct, how else can a bunch of lightly armed fighters, survive bombs dropped from 20,000 feet?
    Darwin theory of survival: The species that survive are not the ones that are the strongest, but the ones that learn to adapt.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:14 AM  

  • I can confirm this report also. A Lebanese friend has told me that family members are trapped in a village close to the border and are being prevented from leaving by Hizbollah fighters who are setting up rocket positions around the village. Her uncles' words were 'we are waiting for death'. They are terrified of retaliatory Israeli strikes, but can do nothing when threatened by armed guerillas.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:17 AM  

  • Another San Franciscan here sending you wishes of safety and perseverance.

    Your reporting from the bunker is of such importance in this current time. The media is in a folly of denial and cannot admit the truth. You offer people like me, who live abroad and who love Israel, a very vivid picture of how it feels to be an Israeli right now. My prayers are with you and all of Israel.

    Tears come to my eyes when I read the previous vivid comment about the situation of trapped innocent Lebanese forced to be human shields. These terrorists are not human and should not be treated as human. They are causing deep suffering on the whole world. What is happening to the south Lebanese who are taken hostage to these evil cowardly animals brings such deep sadness. Just another reason why we cannot give up.

    By Blogger Janel l'a dit..., at 8:59 AM  

  • I found your weblog and I read it with extreme feelings flowing through my body. On one hand I'm opposed to voilence, on the other hand, I have friends and relatives living in Israel.

    I own an small weblog in Holland. I redirected a subdomain towards your website. You can surf to

    I hope with all my heart that you and all those with you come out alive and unharmed!

    By Anonymous Jacob Fresco, at 5:30 PM  

  • I wonder -

    Why is it that Lebanese blogs are full of Israeli comments, and this Israeli blog is full of American comments? Coincidence? CNN effect? Attitude?


    By Blogger Yishay, at 3:28 PM  

  • CNN are only trying to be well-liked liberals; take pity on them as one would of any brain-damaged organ.

    By Blogger Fitzroy, at 1:17 AM  

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