Qana, south Lebanon. July 30th, sometime after midnight. An airstrike by an Israeli plane hits a building. The building collapses, 7 hours later. The building was marked as a target because of suspicion of Hezbollah operations, rockets, and launchers. The village has been targeted a number of days prior.
Possible reasons for building collapse seven hours after being hit? Foundations could have slowly grown weaker until giving out, it's possible. I don't know if other possible reasons occur to people after hearing the words "Israel, hit, in Lebanon, casualties" in the same sentence.
I mean, we have all seen those pictures of dead kids from that attack right? Click on the title of this post if you didn't. I'm not denying there are casualties, of course there are, but if you were to follow that link (before posting, like so many of you won't do) you'd see how the pictures are created. Those pictures are propaganda and do not explain why people didn't get out after 7 hours, why people stayed there after the village has been targeted a few days before, and after being repeatedly warned before that.
The area was targeted before (successfully) because of Hezbollah operations in it. Instead of repeating that again so you will understand it, I'll give you this quote: "I lived until 2002 in a small southern village near Mardshajund that is inhabited by a majority of Shias like me. After Israel left Lebanon, it did not take long for Hezbollah to have its say in other towns. Received as successful resistance fighters and armed to the teeth, they stored rockets in bunkers in our town as well. The social work of the Party of God consisted in building a school and a residence over these bunkers! A local sheikh explained to me laughing that the Jews would lose in any event because the rockets would either be fired at them or if they attacked the rockets depots, they would be condemned by world opinion on account of the dead civilians. These people do not care about the Lebanese population, they use them as shields, and, once dead, as propaganda. As long as they continue existing there, there will be no tranquility and peace." - lgf.
Add that to reports of Hezbollah actually planting its flag on schools and hospitals and preventing people from leaving areas that IDF enters (the later confirmed independently on this blog). Shall we go over the sequence of event again?
July 28th, the Israeli air force bombs Hezbollah targets in the area successfully (other buildings nearby) after warning civilians to leave. July 30th, another building is hit. Seven hours later building falls down. Photographs are being setup to maximize dramatic effect, parading the dead around. Millions of people see pictures and immediately decide what happened. In light of Hezbollah's confirmed actions from the past, the shady circumstances of the building collapsing and the above quote directly from a former resident of the area, would you not like to pause and think about it a little bit more?
When terror organizations hide amongst and use the populations your going to have civilian casualties and that's unavoidable. As far as I know, today there was no sirens in Haifa. Is it worth it? People died. People died and it's terrible, and I feel bad, but the title of this post, that question should be addressed to Hezbollah and not Israel.
You also very likely didn't see the picture of the 7 year old killed together with his grandmother a few days ago. If you did, it wasn't of what remained of his body but him smiling, forever being 7 from that moment on. You probably didn't hear about it actually. We don't parade our dead, we bite our lip and carry on. Due to the events described above, air operations have been cut down to immediate threats instead of strategic targets, ground force activity will increase and soldiers will die as result.
Personally, I'm sad for innocent lives lost from both sides.