Media reports suggest, and I am inclined to believe, that Hizbullah does not have much in the way of targeting capability with its rockets. This article, however, suggests that the whole story may as of yet be unknown to the public. The author blames Israel’s censorship laws and indeed watching CNN and FOX, the images of wreckage in northern Israel are quite strange and often it is very hard to know exactly what you are looking at. The author suggests, but does not prove, that Hizbullah may have been going after military targets. I am unconvinced and civilian casualities suggest the opposite.
One could argue quite reasonably that the censorship laws make sense — who would provide their enemy with visual reconaissance free of charge? But if the rockets have been landing haphazardly in civilian neighborhoods, which the Israelis say they are, why not show the public such images of terrorized neighborhoods … They would be very good PR and would not compromise any military sites, non?
To be sure, the majority of Israeli deaths have been soldiers, but this seems the likely result of the ground offensive in southern Lebanon. Still it will be interesting to see the whole picture, if it ever becomes clear ….