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Second Lebanon War. On the battlefields and in politics

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Second Lebanon War. On the battlefields and in politics

Part one.


Four days have passed, and no information has been received about the prisoners ...

Since October 2005, Major General Udi Adam commanded the Northern Front.


He was not a bosom friend of Dan Halutz.

His second personality problem was relations with his subordinate, commander of the 91st division, General Haly Hirsch.


Hirsch's hyperactivity constantly forced Adam to pull the reins. Even before the war, Adam turned to military intelligence with the order to give him some 200 targets for shelling beyond Lebanese border. A detailed list was not provided to him. What to do? Airplanes fly with might and main, but ground troops do not receive orders for an offensive. But there was artillery, and she began to shoot. Thousands of shells flew nowhere. Damage from them was minimal.

On July 16, Deputy Chief of the General Staff Moshe Kaplinsky rode along the Northern Front and saw nothing comforting.


The day before, a meeting was held at the General Staff, at which Adam was not even invited. Conversations continued to revolve around air raids. Still not thinking about ground operations ...

Hirsch’s 91st Division entered Lebanese territory on July 19, after a week of aerial bombardment. Initially, this division stood at the border, which began operations. According to representatives of the Israeli army, it was a "targeted" operation in the border zone. The General Staff of the Israeli army for the first time admitted that special forces operate in southern Lebanon to search and eliminate missile launchers, as well as warehouses weapons and small groups of Hezbollah fighters. The intensity of rocket attacks on Israeli cities by Hezbollah fighters, however, decreased slightly.

When the ground hostilities began, most analysts assumed they would last a matter of days. This hope was based on two historical parallels. At firstat least three Arab-Israeli wars (1956, 1967 and 1973) lasted from 6 to 18 days; the most successful Israeli strategy is a victorious blitzkrieg, not a prolonged positional war. Secondly, numerous Israeli operations conducted in Lebanon, Judea, Samaria, and Gaza over the past fifteen years (Retribution Days, 1993; Bunches of Wrath, 1996; Protective Wall, 2002; Rainbow in the Clouds, 2004 and others ) also lasted no more than a few days each.

Hirsch decided to attack the high-rise of Shaked, then the Shiite village of Marun-a-Ras 1,5 km from the border, and then move forward to the larger village of Bint-Jubail, which lay 4 km deeper to the north-west.


At 7:34 a.m., Adam approved the plan. In the Shaken hill, the Lebanese dug bunkers that went 50 meters deep into the soil. The bunkers were built seriously. Water supply, ventilation, electricity, toilets, disguise - everything was provided. Internal telephone lines connected the bunkers into one network and led to the nearest village. Hirsch did not know the structure of the bunkers. He ordered a group of commandos of 18 people from the Maglan compound to advance to Shaked. Following them were to move another 76 people and 4 tank.

Special forces climbed on Shaked. At 11:40 a.m., they suddenly realized that they were in the hornet’s nest of the bunker system when they stumbled upon the iron door of one of them. They began throwing grenades at the entrances and vents of the bunkers, the bunkers woke up, and Israeli soldiers came under heavy crossfire. Help with Major Amit Zeevi rushed to help, but her tanks came under mortar fire.

A viscous complex battle led to the victory of the Maglan unit commander, Colonel Eliezer, who arrived on the hill with additional reinforcements. The bunkers took and marveled at the air conditioners installed in them for a long time. Israeli intelligence knew about bunker systems, but this information was not transferred in time to the active forceswhich was later surprised by the former intelligence officer, retired Major General Achron Zeevi (Farkash), the father of Amit Zeevi.


On the same morning, a battalion of paratroopers Colonel Nimrod Aloni entered the village of Marun-a-Ras, consisting of 700 houses, which the militants decided to defend. Again they did not calculate the forces, again they had to urgently send reinforcements in the form of a reconnaissance unit of the "Egoz" from the Golani division.

The front sector was led by Colonel Hyun Livni. The commandos arrived with Colonel Mordecai Kahana, whom Livni, anxious for the fate of Aloni’s paratroopers, ordered to go around the village and put the militants in a hopeless position surrounded. Kahana didn’t understand him, and rushed straight to the village to help the paratroopers. The battle as a whole developed in favor of the IDF, they took the village, destroyed almost all (665 houses), the number of Lebanese killed significantly exceeded Israeli losses. Moreover, the soldiers picked up a field radio from the killed militant and were able to hear Hezbollah’s orders about movements and counterattacks.

Aviation she was so carried away by long-distance raids that the support of the advancing troops on earth was insufficient. On the night of July 20, the Israeli Air Force dropped more than 23 tons of bombs, including special bombs to destroy underground structures, on one of the suburbs of Beirut - Burj al-Baranekh. According to Israeli intelligence, Sheikh Nasrallah took refuge in an underground bunker in the area. During this day, militants fired at least 34 missiles in northern Israel.

Over the past day, about 10 thousand people - citizens of different countries of the world were evacuated from Lebanon in military and civilian ships, and the Cypriot authorities cried out that they could not cope with such an influx of refugees. US Marines landed in Beirut from the US Nashville landing ship to evacuate about six thousand Americans.


There was an American university in Beirut and other institutions. President Bush quickly stated that if it was decided to deploy peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, then Americans should be there.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has called on Israel to immediately ceasefire. According to the Foreign Ministry, the scale of the Israeli operation did not meet the stated goal - the release of the hostages and the destruction of Hezbollah’s infrastructure. It was necessary to somehow answer, and the Israeli ambassador in Moscow quickly found: is it possible to hope for Russia's help in the release of Israeli soldiers? If not, excuse me, we are somehow ourselves.

Lebanese Prime Minister Signora suddenly began to hint in the heat that the Lebanese army “could not remain passive” if Israel sent ground troops to his country, but he got excited and the Lebanese army did not go to battle in the IDF.

Then Signora announced the need for disarmament of the Hezbollah group, and again got excited. He had to cry out that Lebanon itself was not able to do this, and therefore he was asking for help from the international community.

According to Lebanese authorities, financial losses from Israeli air raids amounted to at least $ 2 billion, and the war has just begun. There was something to be scared of.

On July 21, several thousand reservists were called up for military service due to the fact that the Israeli army in southern Lebanon faced unexpectedly powerful resistance from militants. The decision was made on July 20 at a special meeting of the Israeli leadership. Reservists were first sent to the Gaza Strip, and the liberated regular units were sent to southern Lebanon. So the number of warring divisions reached two. After the Israeli Air Force launched bombing raids on the border areas of southern Lebanon, the military hoped to destroy at least half of Hezbollah’s military potential. The final cleaning of the area should have been carried out by land units, since the further use of aviation was recognized as ineffective. However, during the period of July 19–20, the Israelis during the liquidation of the Hezbollah fortifications lost about ten people killed, as well as the Merkava IV tank and two Apache attack helicopters. We do not know exactly how many militants opposed the IDF. Analysts say "a few thousand."

July 22, aviation again bombed the towers of mobile and television communications. Leaflets were scattered over southern Lebanon, urging the population of the southern villages of Lebanon to leave their homes and go north, beyond the Litani River, in order to avoid civilian casualties.

By this time, the military strategy of Hezbollah began to become more or less clear. Firstly, she also counted on "non-contact" missile operations at a distance; secondly, if it comes to contact fights, she did not rely on maneuvers on the ground, but on her bunkers, caves, anti-tank grenade launchers and mines, with the goal of destroying the greatest possible number of Israeli soldiers and equipment.

By July 23, the number of Israelis (military and local residents) who died during the conflict reached 35 (15 of them died as a result of rocket attacks on northern cities). On the Lebanese side, more than 350 people died.

Aviation bombed a building belonging to Hezbollah in the port city of Sidon, along the suburbs of Beirut and bridges and highways in the Baalbek area.


The Americans rushed to Israel’s request for the supply of high-precision aviation ammunition as part of a multi-million dollar contract, approved last year.

Amir Peretz turned to NATO to lead a multinational peacekeeping force in the region, as the Lebanese army is too weak to take control of areas cleared by Israel of Hezbollah militants. NATO said nothing. But for a politician, even if you can’t do anything, it’s important to say something. So the Syrian information minister, Mohsen Bilyal, suddenly threatened that if Israel continued to advance to the north of Lebanese territory, then the Syrian authorities would be forced to intervene in the conflict. These were also empty words, the Syrians did not budge.

So the Americans had to do something, and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Israel.

On July 23, Olmert finally began to seek a political way out of the war. Tzipi Livni repeated his plan to him, but no decision was made, and decided to wait for a meeting with Condoleezza.

And at the front, a major operation finally ripened. BintJubail lying behind Marun-a-Ras was a large village with a population of 30 thousand. You can’t comb it with a battalion, we decided to use several parts. Halutz himself flew to the Northern Front to Udi Adam to discuss the details of the operation. They decided not to take the city, but to enter, shoot the terrorists, collect weapons and leave. They decided to attack on Sunday, July 23. Due to delays in the advance, the attack began only after a day. Golani fighters attacked the city from the east, and paratroopers from the west. But the Hezbollah governors were able to read the map. They understood that after the capture of Marun-a-Ras, an attack on Bint Jubail was inevitable, and accordingly prepared. By the sixty militants who were usually in the city, reinforcements arrived, which were located in abandoned houses. About 120 militants did not go to the city, but took positions between him and the neighboring village of Einat. The fight went hot and lasted until the next day, July 25th. In general, the victory was for the Israelis, who learned how to conduct urban fighting in the Gaza Strip. Satisfied Adam ordered the troops to withdraw. Near him was Deputy Halutz General Kaplinsky. He did not want to withdraw troops from the town; not all weapon depots were still found. Then Halutz made a compromise decision: let some of the troops withdraw, and let some remain in case the militants climb into the city again. The soldiers had already begun to move beyond the Israeli border, as the chief of the General Staff changed his mind and ordered Adam to completely seize the city. Adam hinted that a couple of brigades should be abandoned, but Halutz insisted. So Bint-Jubail had to be taken again ...

On the same day, July 24, Condoleezza Rice rushed to Beirut, met with Fuad Signora, and then separately with the Lebanese Parliament Speaker Shiite Nabih Berry and began to persuade them to disarm Hezbollah and send their native Lebanese troops to the south of the country. And abroad will help you.






Before departure, Rice met in Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal in Washington, after which she called on the parties for an early ceasefire, although she previously stated that a ceasefire would not solve the problem, as it would allow Hezbollah to resume its attacks on Israel over time.

Nabih Berry rejected the American package of proposals, because he knew that Hezbollah insisted on an immediate unconditional ceasefire as the first step towards a settlement. Despite the fact that the woman, Condy seriously settled on Berry, but he had connections directly with Hezbollah and behaved proudly with such wealthy rear areas. Signora prudently said nothing. On the evening of this day, Rice reached Jerusalem. She had dinner with Tzipi Livni, who set out to her colleague her plan for ending the war.

Chewing absentmindedly and listening to Tzipi, Rice pretended that Britain, Canada, Australia, and Signora himself would support all this and that UN troops would come to the south of Lebanon in normal numbers, but Signora wants these stupid Shaba farms to be transferred to him or under UN control. No farms, Livni snapped.

The next day, Rice met with Olmert. No farms, he repeated. Well, make at least some concession that you cling to these farms, Rice wondered.

But Olmert farm defended.

And the 51st battalion of the Golani brigade set off to take the Lebanese town. for the second time. This was expected, and 40-60 serious thugs leaked into the streets and set up an ambush. In addition, they prepared Katyushas in their homes to launch rockets. The Israelis stumbled upon these Shiites by accident, and the surprise was the same on both sides. Another difficult battle ensued in the streets and houses.

The Israelis were led by the battalion commander, Yaniv Assor. When the IDF cleaned Ramallah in 2002, it used bulldozers, tanks and helicopter strikes. Now Golani soldiers had no tanks or bulldozers. As a result, the battle was reduced to automatic firefights, knives and brass knuckles. The IDF’s technical superiority could not be used, but all had the same brass knuckles. In many cases, Israeli soldiers were surrounded and shot back before help came. In the first seconds of the battle, the Israelis suffered major losses. The battle continued for several hours. Due to the dense fire, evacuation of the wounded was impossible for a long time. The situation was complicated by fears that the militants would try to capture the prisoners or even the remains of the killed Israelis for a subsequent exchange. The evacuation of the wounded lasted six hours under continuous enemy fire. The wounded had to carry 3 km to a place where a helicopter could land.

Four Israeli Air Force helicopters landed one after another in Lebanese territory to pick up the wounded. Under the guise of artillery and a smokescreen, pilots planted their cars only for a minute, so as not to become a target for Hezbollah. Eight people died. The battle won with difficulty ...

On the night of July 25, one of Hezbollah’s leaders, Abu Jaafar, commander of the “central sector” of the group on the Lebanese-Israeli border, died. He was killed during the shelling of Hezbollah positions near the village of Marun al-Ras. Nasrallah still could not reach.

Nasrallah did not have a firm confidence in his abilities. Therefore, he tried to drag Syria into the war with Israel. First, Hezbollah television reported that the Israelis bombed targets in Syria, then they fired at the Golan Heights with their Katyushas, ​​and finally they launched the Raad -1 Syrian missiles against Haifa.

Nobody bombed us! Such an answer came from Damascus. The Syrians did not go for a provocation. They even stated that the convoy of weapons trucks bombed by Israeli pilots did not belong to Syrian militants. Bashar al-Assad’s regime did not provide any official political support for Hezbollah.

Olmert and Halutz had a bad mood every day. The death of eight soldiers in one battle greatly affected public sentiment. The Israeli media published interviews with officers from the Golani brigade, who claimed that too little effort had been devoted to clearing Bint Jubail. During the already outbreak of the battle, air support, they said, was also insufficient. (And where is military censorship? ..)

Of course, the international community should have shown its concern for a new war. In the midst of the fighting for Bint Jubail, Signora flew to Rome for a settlement conference. It was attended by representatives of four of the five members of the UN Security Council (without China), the largest countries of the European Union and several countries of the Middle East: Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia (but without Israel, Syria and Iran). We were going to discuss the Livni-Signora-Rice plan on disarming Hezbollah and the deployment of Lebanese and UN troops to the south of the country.

Before leaving, Signoru was taken aside by the Minister of Water and Energy of Lebanon, Muhammad Fanish, who represented Hezbollah in his government. Whatever you, dear Prime Minister, do not spit in Rome, know that Hezbollah will not be disarmed. With this, Signora flew to Italy.

The Rome Conference revealed another player in the Middle East arena - France.

Condoleezza Rice from the USA nevertheless expressed Israel’s position: a ceasefire is impossible without addressing the causes of the current conflict, Hezbollah must first be disarmed and expelled from the border territories with the participation of foreign peacekeepers, preferably under the auspices of NATO. The conflict was provoked by Syria and Iran. The French had a different point of view: NATO troops should not be sent to the Middle East, since they are considered here as an "armed formation of the West"; a ceasefire should precede the entry of peacekeepers and negotiations on a settlement. According to French President Jacques Chirac, Iran shares responsibility for the conflict, but he refrains from directly accusing him.

Russia, again preoccupied with US hegemony, accordingly, practically supported France. The conflict cannot be allowed to go beyond Lebanon and affect Syria and Iran; there are suspicions that the Lebanese campaign can be seen by the United States only as a prelude to the campaign against Iran.

The conference yielded little. With the support of the United States and several European countries, Israel was able to continue the military operation. At the same time, France, Russia and the Arab countries insisted that the United Nations forces not act as NATO peacekeepers. In any case, the end of the war did not come. In Israel, the virtual absence of the outcome of the conference in Rome was regarded as its success. Minister of Justice Haim Ramon:

“In Rome, we agreed to continue our operations until Hezbollah leaves southern Lebanon and disarm ... Everyone knows that a Hezbollah victory would be a victory for world terrorism. That would be a disaster for the whole world and for Israel. ”



A peace conference or without a peace conference, but on July 27, Hezbollah fighters fired 75 missiles at Israeli territory. As a result of the shelling, 20 people were injured. In Kiryat Shmona, one of the missiles hit the Galim Chemicals chemical plant, which produces cleaning products. The explosion started a fire. Eight rockets exploded in Tiberias. Missiles are reported to be directly hit in three houses in Karmiel and three more in Nahariya. The total number of missiles fired over Israel reached one and a half thousand.

They were allowed to fight further, but it didn’t work out very well. Instead of occupying the entire Lebanon zone to the Litany River, ground operations were reduced to local battles around the villages of Kapra and Yaatar. By this time, the total death toll was 433 from the Lebanese side and 52 from the Israeli side. The Lebanese Minister of Health said that up to 600 Lebanese were killed during the conflict, with 1788 injured in varying degrees of severity.

On July 27, when almost two weeks after the outbreak of the war, the government finally got together to seriously discuss the question: to fight or not to fight? Prior to this, Halutz in his General Staff had something chemical, so much so that even his boss Peretz knew little. But now the state has a question: to call or not to call on the reservists?

Shimon Peres said clearly: "We need to decide - either we go to war and take risks, or we go to peace and pay the price for it." Nobody wanted to pay, so they decided to mobilize three divisions. In total, 62 reservists were mobilized during the war in the IDF.

Suddenly, at the same time, a meeting of the Lebanese Cabinet of Ministers approved the idea of ​​Signora, expressed in Rome, about the deployment of the UN army and troops in the south of the country. Moreover, Shiite ministers also voted in favor. This made it clear to everyone that Nasrallah did not at all believe that he was defeating the IDF. Everyone fussed, and through the American ambassador in Beirut, Jeffrey Feltman, the Lebanese government began informally negotiating an end to the war with Israel. Rice, however, was in no hurry. Let Hezbollah still have a little half. She hinted to Olmert that it would take about a week, at least 72 hours, until a ceasefire resolution was adopted at the UN. And then bureaucratic red tape. In general, if you want to beat Shiites, you have almost ten more days. With this, Condy was about to fly from Jerusalem to Beirut.

July 28 as a result of air strikes in the cities of Lebanon (Tire, Bekaa) killed 14 people. Hezbollah launched 50 rockets in the Israeli cities of Nazareth, Kiryat Shmona, Safed, which injured 7 people. Hezbollah’s use of a new type of missile, the Khybar-1, was noted. Not the slightest progress.

On the night of July 30, Israeli aircraft attacked Hezbollah rocket launchers in the Lebanese village of Cana, 10 km east of Tire. During the 20 days of the war, about 150 rockets were launched from Kana against Israeli targets. Blows were also carried out on buildings where, according to Israeli intelligence, missiles were stored. Residents of Kana were warned in advance that Kana was in the war zone and that they should leave their homes. The next morning, the Lebanese side said that as a result of airstrikes in the village, a three-story residential building collapsed, in the basement of which more than 100 local residents took refuge.

But everything turned out very simple. Israeli Air Force planes hunted for Hezbollah Katyusha launchers and stomped around the house in the village of Kana. And there are the children. Subsequently (August 2), the number of victims was specified: according to data confirmed by the Lebanese authorities, 28 people died as a result of the incident, of which 16 were children ...

On Sunday morning, July 30, the US Secretary of State dined peacefully with Tzipi Livni. Next, she was scheduled to meet with Amir Peretz. During breakfast, the assistants of Livni received information about the large number of killed Lebanese civilians in the village of Kana, but were silent. At about the same time, Peretz also found out that a crazy rocket had hit civilians in Kan, but said nothing, not daring to become the first to say this gloomy news to the Americans. As a result, Rice recognized everything herself and wildly angered both at Peretz and at Livni.

Reporting the incident caused a storm of indignation throughout Lebanon. In Beirut, a crowd of thousands with national Lebanese flags and banners of the Hezbollah group stormed the building of the Lebanese UN office, smashed the office, smashed furniture, knocked out glass and set fire to the building. After this, Signora advised Rice not to fly to Lebanon - they would throw stones at him.

The Israeli Air Force attacked several more targets in Qana, located 400-500 m from this place. The Israeli leadership called the incident a "tragic mistake."

After that, the Israeli government announced that it was suspending its operations for 48 hours in southern Lebanon. The US and Israel have accused Hezbollah of using civilians as a human shield. By the way, this was not the first mistake of the IDF. UN peacekeepers paid the lives of Lebanese civilians. On July 25, the UN observation post was in the shelling area 21 times, from 13:20 to 19:30, when observers were killed. 12 times Israeli rockets exploded less than 100 meters from the post. UN observers called the Israelis at least 10 times, asking them to stop shelling targets near their post. UN officials confirmed that the positions of Hezbollah militants are indeed located in the area of ​​the UN post. One of the dead UN peacekeepers, Major P. Hess von Kruedener from Canada, a few days before his death in his message from Lebanon made it clear that Hezbollah fighters use the peacekeepers as a "human shield."

After the death of UN peacekeepers from an Israeli bomb, Australia announced the withdrawal of its troops from Lebanon.

The UN Security Council was not able to adopt a resolution in connection with the death in Lebanon of four military personnel of the peacekeeping force. The draft resolution was proposed by China, whose citizen was among the dead. The project sharply condemned the aggressive actions of Israel. The United States, however, stated that it would not support the Chinese version, since it did not regard the incident as a deliberate murder, and opposed the use of the term “conviction” in relation to the Israeli military operations in Lebanon. On this incident hushed up.

On the night of July 30–31, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was convened in New York in connection with the tragedy in Caen. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan demanded the strongest possible condemnation of Israel for what happened in Qana and to achieve an immediate ceasefire in the conflict zone. However, at the insistence of the United States, these proposals were excluded from the original text of the resolution. The resolution, for which all 15 members of the UN Security Council unanimously voted, only expressed "shock and pain":

“The Security Council is concerned about the threat of escalation of the conflict, which could have serious consequences for the humanitarian situation, calls for an end to violence and emphasizes the urgency of ensuring a long-term, permanent and viable truce.”

However, to protect Israel, as before, America after Cana could not.

Since the armies stopped fighting in the desert fields, and began to fight in the midst of human settlements, the civilian population inevitably pays with their lives for every war.

Israel, as promised, announced the introduction of a 48-hour moratorium on air strikes across Lebanon, during which civilians will be able to leave dangerous areas in southern Lebanon. After that, the operation against the militants of the Hezbollah group was supposed to be continued and expanded. It sounds good - "expanded", but how? First, on August 1, helicopters landed special forces of the Matkal and Shaldag formations near the city of Baalbek, not far from the Syrian border. The attack was unexpected for Hezbollah, but the course of the war did not change. The rest was a stalemate. Instead of searching for and destroying Katyushas, ​​they began chasing after militants from the elite Nasser unit. The orders on the ground the IDF commanders received the most incredible. Instead of “capturing and holding X’s village or Igrek high,” Nahal brigade commander Colonel Miki Edelstein, for example, received orders from Halutz to enter the town of Taibe and “destroy 110 terrorists.” Why not 111?

Naturally, seeing how tight the Israeli offensive is, the journalists rushed to find out the reason for the persistence of Hezbollah. Sheikh Hassan Naim Kassem, one of the founders of this organization and deputy of Nasrallah himself, admitted in an interview that the organization had been preparing for a conflict with Israel since it withdrew its forces from South Lebanon in 2000 because it was not convinced that “the claims Israel to Lebanon, despite the withdrawal of forces, are in the past. " Over the past 6 years, he said, Hezbollah has been stockpiling weapons and has been preparing numerous bunkers and tunnels: “If not for these preparations, Lebanon would be crushed for several hours.” Israeli intelligence knew about these preparations, as mentioned above, but she did not know that the war would begin on July 12th.

As a result, a ground attack was not like an attack, but trampling on the spot.

But there is nothing to do, since the bullets are already whistling. And on August 1, the Israeli government approved a plan to expand the land operation in Lebanon, submitted by Pepper. To prevent rocket attacks by militants, the Israeli army intended to create a buffer zone several kilometers deep in southern Lebanon. To do this, it was necessary to double the number of troops in the conflict zone. The Israelis expected to complete the main phase of the operation before the end of the week. A similar security zone that existed in southern Lebanon until 2000 extended to the Litani River, which, as we recall, flows 20-25 km from the border. Israeli forces intended to remain in Lebanon until international peacekeeping forces arrived in the region. That was stated.

In order to implement the orders of the Israeli Air Force government, they dealt powerful blows in almost the entire border zone, after which the special forces and paratroopers began sweeps across the front. According to Al-Manar, the Hezbollah television station, fierce fighting took place in the area of ​​the villages of Adisa, Kfar Kala, and again at Eita-a-Shaab. During these battles, several Israeli soldiers were killed and wounded, a tank and an army bulldozer were hit.

But the increase in troops involved caused wild supply difficulties, including even supplying soldiers with water and food at the forefront. The procurement officers turned out to be extremely weak for a war unexpected for all.

When they sorted it out later, it turned out that the IDF started some sort of reorganization, at the height of which it all started, and the command of the Northern Front gave conflicting orders, and the supply fell into the wrong squads ...

On the same day, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addressed the Syrian army, urging her to increase vigilance. Bashar al-Assad ordered the troops to be put on high alert and partially mobilized. He stated that Syria would not succumb to international pressure and would not stop "supporting fraternal resistance forces."

Well, there was no sadness.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu Gate said after a meeting with Bashar al-Assad that Syria is opposed to the introduction of any new international forces in southern Lebanon, considering it sufficient to increase the size of the contingent of the UN temporary forces.

The number of Lebanese dead by August 1 reached 617, the Israelis 51. The Israeli army managed to advance 6-7 km into Lebanese territory and only on isolated sites. Hezbollah leaders were not succeeded by the Israeli forces in capturing or liquidating from the air, although in the past, when such a decision was made, they were taken out. Nasrallah’s predecessor, A. Musawi, was killed in February 1992 during a targeted bombardment, and two and a half years earlier, in July 1989, Israeli commandos abducted one of the Hezbollah’s leaders, Sheikh A. K. Obeid who spent fifteen years in an Israeli prison.

As the army was replaced!

However, there have been some successes. The Alexandroni Infantry Brigade was recruited from reservists. She entered the war on the evening of August 1, and her throw in the coastal zone of the Lebanese border was very successful. It was commanded by Colonel Shlomi Cohen. The brigade captured several villages without much loss.

On August 2, 215 missiles were fired at Israeli territory (a sad record for a war). It was the most massive shelling since the start of the Israeli-Lebanese conflict. The city of Beit Shean, located more than 60 km from the border with Lebanon, was first bombarded. In just 22 days of fighting in Israel, 19 civilians were killed, about 450 were injured. According to the Lebanese rescue service Al-Igas, the death toll in Lebanon, according to updated data, reached at least 828 people, 3200 wounded.

But Hezbollah continued to snap, and the situation in Lebanon continued to deteriorate. Since the blockade of the country's coast was introduced, ships could not enter Lebanese ports. The fuel reserves in Lebanon remained for 2-3 days. UN officials in Jerusalem rushed to the Israeli authorities to obtain permits for the safe approach of fuel tankers to Beirut.

On August 3, militants fired about 160 rockets in northern Israeli cities, 110 of them - within half an hour after 16:00. At the same time, for the first time, militants shot in a volley of 40 missiles simultaneously in the Western Galilee. Alarm sirens sounded in almost all northern cities. More than 30 missiles fell on the Golan Heights.

10 rockets exploded in the city of Kiryat Shmona, eight - in the area of ​​Tiberias. Eight civilians in northern Israel died and about 60 were injured that Thursday. Five of them were killed north of Haifa in Acre, three in the Ma'alot area, 26 were hospitalized.

The leaders of Muslim countries, meanwhile, gathered in Malaysia to decide how to immediately cease fire in the conflict zone, as well as urgently introduce peacekeeping forces there. During this discussion, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proposed "to destroy the Jewish state" to achieve peace in the Middle East. What other peacekeeping forces? ..


Olmert, on the contrary, in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, said that the Israeli army would not leave southern Lebanon until these forces appeared there. In his opinion, and few could argue with him about this, the UN contingent in Lebanon showed its inefficiency by allowing the capture of southern Lebanon by Hezbollah fighters:

“These international forces should consist of ... real soldiers, not retirees who came to southern Lebanon to mess around for several months. It must be an army with combat units ready for implementation of the UN resolution. ”
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In general, not from Fiji, he added privately. And the total number of Israeli troops involved in Lebanon has grown to 10 thousand.

On August 3, for the first time since the start of the war, Nasrallah proposed a truce to Israel. Speaking on Lebanese television, Sheikh Hassan promised to stop rocket attacks on Israeli territory if Israel ceases to shell residential areas in Lebanon. If Israel bombed the central quarters of Beirut, Hezbollah would strike at Tel Aviv, but it snapped.

Israeli pilots, meanwhile, continued to strike, subjecting the southern suburbs of Beirut to the most massive bombardment in 24 days of hostilities. Within an hour, over 25 bombs and about six missiles were dropped on the Uzi alone in the Shiite quarter. Powerful airstrikes were inflicted on the international airport of the Lebanese capital and four bridges 20 km north of the capital in the direction of Syria. As a result of these attacks, all land routes for refugees to leave Beirut were once again cut off and the only food delivery channel to Beirut was blocked. The aircraft also bombed four bridges north of Beirut.

In retaliation on the evening of August 4, the city of Hadera, located about 90 km from the border with Lebanon, was subjected to rocket fire. It was the farthest shelling of Israeli territory since the outbreak of hostilities. According to Hezbollah, the Khybar-1 (Fadzhar-5z) missiles were used in the shelling. The rocket was fired from Tire; on the night of August 5, the launcher with which the shelling was carried out was destroyed.

According to Israeli police, on August 4, Hezbollah fighters fired at least 200 rockets into Israeli territory. Most of the missiles were fired in the city of Kiryat Shmona - 60, in Nahariya - 32, in Maalot - 14, in Karmiel - 11, in Safed - 6. Iran’s representatives for the first time recognized that Iran had indeed equipped Hezbollah with long-range missiles " Zelsal-2. " In an interview with an Iranian newspaper, the head of the Intifada conference organization, Mokhtashami Pur, said that Iran had transferred the missiles “to protect Lebanon.”

On the night of August 5, the Israeli Navy special forces detachment, based on electronic intelligence data, struck one of the Hezbollah focal points in the city of Tire. The Air Force bombed a missile launcher in the long-suffering Kana, from which shelling of Haifa was carried out.

On August 6, Hezbollah fighters subjected the northern regions of Israel to the most intense shelling of all time during the conflict. Almost all settlements north of Haifa were in the affected area. In Kfar Giladi alone, near the Lebanese border, about 15 missiles were fired in 80 minutes. One of them exploded at a gathering point of reservists right among the people. As a result, 12 people were killed and another 14 were injured of varying severity. All Israeli radio screamed about the incident, and Hezbollah craftsmen listened to radio messages and, accordingly, intensified the shelling of this particular kibbutz. At the same time, they fired on Haifa and killed three civilians. After this event, public opinion lost all favor for Olmert ...

To be continued ...

Sources:

Shterenshis M. At the beginning of the XXI century. History of Israel, 2019.
Uri Milstein. Second Lebanon war: what really happened there.
Malyshkin K.A. Conducting information warfare operations by participants in the Lebanese-Israeli armed conflict (July – August 2006).
Israel and Lebanon: Problematic Proximity. J. Spyer, 2015.
Articles from Wikipedia, etc.
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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 23 May 2020 15: 28 New
    +7
    Soundly written. But you still regret our politicians and generals. They were not thinking about victory, but about how they would look on TV screens.
    1. A. Privalov
      23 May 2020 18: 16 New
      +4
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      They were not thinking about victory, but about how they would look on TV screens.

      We will not simplify this. They are the last ones who could think not about victory, but about something else. Just an army, it's just a tool, not a magic wand. Alas...
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 18: 29 New
        +3
        Quote: A. Privalov
        Just an army, it's just a tool, not a magic wand.

        Even a very good tool (and the IDF leadership has not shown itself on this side) in the hands of an unskilled worker will not lead to the desired result.
    2. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 18: 24 New
      +4
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      They were not thinking about victory, but about how they would look on TV screens.

      And the very name "Second Lebanon War" appeared much later, under the pressure of the people.
      This was a disgrace to a bunch of politicians and the inept chief of the General Staff, who were more interested in how they would look in the eyes of the media.
      1. A. Privalov
        23 May 2020 18: 34 New
        +3
        Quote: Vitaly Gusin

        And the very name "Second Lebanon War" appeared much later, under the pressure of the people.

        Do not dramatize events. The names are handled by the Knesset Special Commission on State Ceremonies and Symbols. The decision was made after 7 months. By this time, only the intermediate results of the work of the commission of Eliyahu Vinograd, which had studied the actions of the country's leadership during the Lebanese war, had not yet been made public. I’ll tell you more about this. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 19: 06 New
          +3
          Quote: A. Privalov
          I’ll tell you more about this. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

          Thank you.
          It’s just a painful topic that I had to go through.
    3. atalef
      atalef 23 May 2020 21: 01 New
      +6
      Thank you for the article.
      14 years passed, and read and remembered how it was yesterday.
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      They were not thinking about victory, but about how they would look on TV screens.

      In this I agree with you.
      A friend died in the second Lebanese
      Kirill Kazhdan (26), sergeant, from Haifa
      died on 05.08.2006 in the battle of Aita al-Shaab (South Lebanon)

      Eternal memory to him soldier
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 22: 18 New
        +5
        Quote: atalef
        Eternal memory to him

  2. samarin1969
    samarin1969 23 May 2020 16: 18 New
    +1
    The Israelis once again showed their ability to conduct special operations. In scale, it is a "sandbox war". A pompous headline, but completely out of step with the scale of the events.
    1. really
      really 23 May 2020 18: 41 New
      +6
      So the countries are not big, plus the mountainous terrain is difficult for everyone. Remember the Caucasian wars, and any.
      1. samarin1969
        samarin1969 23 May 2020 18: 59 New
        -3
        Quote: really
        So the countries are not big, plus the mountainous terrain is difficult for everyone. Remember the Caucasian wars, and any.

        Oh well !!! ... The assault on the aul of Akhulgo in losses and significance exceeded all these police and terrorist operations on both sides.
        It was very interesting to read. Hezbollah, judging by Syria, is not a weak adversary. Therefore, at least half-truths in Israeli operations are of interest. ... The author tried to add to the pepper "personality conflicts". But in terms of meaning and scale, it is all the same - "a storm in the sandbox".

        ps This is a foreign war ... But what prevented Pavel Grachev from acting in the spirit of Israeli tactics in 2006 is much more interesting.
        1. really
          really 23 May 2020 19: 27 New
          +7
          Sorry, but the amount of loss is associated with skill and training, tactics, possession and use of weapons by commanders and soldiers.
          1. samarin1969
            samarin1969 23 May 2020 19: 35 New
            -1
            Quote: really
            Sorry, but the amount of loss is associated with skill and training, tactics, possession and use of weapons by commanders and soldiers.


            Sterling or the "winter war", according to your logic, was significantly inferior in the ability to kill the participants in the "counter-strike" at Bint Jubail. laughing
            1. really
              really 23 May 2020 21: 54 New
              +3
              And what is different, the better trained the less losses, both in war and in peaceful life.
  3. Korax71
    Korax71 23 May 2020 16: 34 New
    +5
    A great continuation of the first part, Alexander hi thanks for the work done, read with interest good drinks
  4. knn54
    knn54 23 May 2020 16: 35 New
    +6
    48-52 tanks received combat damage, 45 of them were hit by ATGMs and RPG grenades. A total of 51 anti-tank missiles hit the tanks. In 24 cases, the cumulative jet pierced the tank armor; in at least 3 cases out of these 24, the ammunition load was detonated in the tanks. Irrecoverable losses amounted to 5 tanks - 3 were destroyed by ATGM hits, most likely "Kornet-E" (one Mk 2, Mk 3 and Mk 4 Merkava) and 2 were blown up by land mines (one Mk 2 and Mk 4 Merkava) Moreover, the Mk-4 "ran into" a land mine with a capacity of at least 300 kg of TE.
    1. A. Privalov
      23 May 2020 18: 25 New
      +4
      Quote: knn54
      48-52 tanks received combat damage, 45 of them were hit by ATGMs and RPG grenades. A total of 51 anti-tank missiles hit the tanks. In 24 cases, the cumulative jet pierced the tank armor; in at least 3 cases out of these 24, the ammunition load was detonated in the tanks. Irrecoverable losses amounted to 5 tanks - 3 were destroyed by ATGM hits, most likely "Kornet-E" (one Mk 2, Mk 3 and Mk 4 Merkava) and 2 were blown up by land mines (one Mk 2 and Mk 4 Merkava) Moreover, the Mk-4 "ran into" a land mine with a capacity of at least 300 kg of TE.

      We will talk about this in the next article "The Second Lebanese War. Completion, Results, Conclusions." So far, I can only say that after these events, dynamic protection for tanks came to the active army ...
      The whole world is convinced that a very serious weapon of Russian production, despite all the promises and guarantees, goes straight into the hands of militants ...
      Well, and 300 kg in TNT, this is 300 kg in TNT. fellow
    2. +5
      +5 26 May 2020 12: 46 New
      -2
      About Cornet - this is speculation and an attempt to rehabilitate their own tanks ... Cornets appeared only at the very end and a little.
  5. DTM
    DTM 23 May 2020 18: 40 New
    -2
    It sounds like this: they destroyed the launcher, at the hezbollah the PU is a pipe, and steel supports.
    1. A. Privalov
      23 May 2020 19: 25 New
      0
      Quote: DTM
      It sounds like this: they destroyed the launcher, at the hezbollah the PU is a pipe, but steel supports

      Right.
      The thing is not complicated.
      Only have time to pull the shells.
      Well, now, there’s nowhere to drag ... hi
      1. DTM
        DTM 23 May 2020 20: 08 New
        +2
        Therefore, it is necessary to hammer in warehouses, which they do. Well done.
    2. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 19: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: DTM
      It sounds like this: they destroyed the launcher, at the hezbollah the PU is a pipe, and steel supports.

      No, it sounds like putting your five cents in where they don’t fit.
      1. A. Privalov
        23 May 2020 19: 51 New
        +4
        Quote: Vitaly Gusin
        Quote: DTM
        It sounds like this: they destroyed the launcher, at the hezbollah the PU is a pipe, and steel supports.

        No, it sounds like putting your five cents in where they don’t fit.

        Yes, these are the Syrian installations "Khaybar 1". Fenichka is not frail - 302 mm, b / h 150 kg. 524 kg with a length of 5 m.
        Missiles for them were found in Hezbollah bunkers in 2006.

        Of course, after the installations for their launch were destroyed. This shot at Afula.
        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 20: 28 New
          -1
          Quote: A. Privalov
          This shot at Afula.

          Not only Afula, but also Heder flew over, it is about 100 km.
      2. DTM
        DTM 23 May 2020 20: 16 New
        +2
        Comments on that is to insert your five cents! If you are such a specialist, then you will not show what PU Kassamov and similar products look like? And in my opinion their vast majority of them (I do not pretend to the truth of last resort).
        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 20: 40 New
          0
          Quote: DTM
          If you are such a specialist, then you will not show what PU Kassamov and similar products look like?

          I only commented on what you wrote
          "Sounds like: destroyed the launcher, Hezbollah has a PU - it is a pipe and steel supports. '

          You wrote it in a categorical tone, without a drop of doubt, and for this you received such an answer.
          1. DTM
            DTM 23 May 2020 22: 01 New
            0
            Quote: Vitaly Gusin
            in categorical tone

            It is strange where you saw a punctuation mark that would convey a categorical tone? That is bish, an exclamation point.
            So it seemed to you.
            1. Vitaly gusin
              Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 22: 09 New
              +2
              Quote: DTM
              So it seemed to you.

              And again what you wrote: "
              for Hezbollah, PU is a pipe, and steel supports ".'
              You didn't write "apparently", "it seems to me", "probably", "according to media reports."
              AND SIGNS OF PUNISHMENT IN THIS OFFER DO NOT MEAN
              1. DTM
                DTM 23 May 2020 22: 24 New
                0
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                nter][/ Center]
                I even praised them, they’ve already launched them from the carriages!
                So where did I go wrong ?!
        2. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 23 May 2020 21: 01 New
          +2
          Quote: DTM
          Comments on that is to insert your five cents! If you are such a specialist, then you will not show what PU Kassamov and similar products look like? And in my opinion their vast majority of them (I do not pretend to the truth of last resort).

          The Gassi Palestinian cash registers were at zero. In 2014, Tel Avia was bombarded with serial Iranian and Syrian Fajers and some other garbage - the weight of the warhead is 40 kg, range over 200 km. Modified, they shoot their Kasams at very close cities and settlements, at more distant ones - with Katyushas and hailstones of Chinese and North Korean production.
          1. DTM
            DTM 23 May 2020 22: 05 New
            0
            Do you know if there are statistics on the number of launches of these notorious Fajers?
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 23 May 2020 23: 02 New
              +1
              I don’t know the statistics of Fajers - in 2014, over 100 were released on Tel Aviv, about the same to the north
              Wikipedia:
              Since the start of the anti-terrorist operation, about 4560 rockets and mortar shells have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli settlements. 3641 of them were exploded in Israel, 735 missiles were shot down by missile defense batteries Iron Dome. Hamas has shown that it is capable of firing rockets at almost the entire territory of Israel (to Haifa and to the north). The IDF has demonstrated the high effectiveness of the missile defense system. Nine missile defense systems Iron Dome have been shown to be effective in 90% of cases. The fire early warning system prepared by the Logistics Service proved to be effective in 99% of cases.

              Let's count 100 out of 735 shot down. The rest shot down mainly by Katyusha and Grady - Kasams were rarely shot down by them.
              1. DTM
                DTM 23 May 2020 23: 14 New
                0
                Hezbollah is silent after the second Lebanese? The chain dog plays apparently Hamas at hezbollah.
                735 missiles ... Crap!
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 23 May 2020 23: 17 New
                  0
                  Hezbollah blended into this war, incl. to help Hamas - she was then beaten due to the abduction of an Israeli soldier
                  He is silent, twitching three times in 14 years, once in response and mostly in small detail - but where should she go again in defense of the Palestinians? The second such company they will not forgive the Lebanese
                  So there were 4560 missiles and shells in total)). Not everyone even begins to intercept - the trajectory is determined, sho flies into the wasteland - high flying
                  1. DTM
                    DTM 23 May 2020 23: 25 New
                    0
                    The principle of the work of the iron dome has studied its time). If I understood correctly 735 missiles, flew to residential areas of the country, and again, that's a lot! In essence, these are terrorist attacks, it makes no sense whatsoever, only they have earned a stigma!
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 23 May 2020 23: 42 New
                      -1
                      Alternative? Tear down all of Gaza? laughing
                      1. DTM
                        DTM 24 May 2020 09: 31 New
                        -1
                        Late if it was ever possible. Enlighten Arab youth, improve life, on an empty stomach it is easier to decide on death, probably).
                        But the most likely threat to Israel’s statehood is the orthodox with their birth rate, with all the consequences ...
                      2. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 24 May 2020 09: 37 New
                        0
                        It was possible back in 1956. Yes, and in 1967. Israel left Gaza in 2005 - to feed them again?
                        Orthodox are not, not dangerous. Yes, and the birth rate of secular Jews is three children per family on average
                      3. DTM
                        DTM 24 May 2020 09: 45 New
                        0
                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        feed?
                        Of course not! To promote the development of agriculture and for export, to Iran, for example, should not mind subsidizing gas in this way)) EU grants + open part of its market for their goods. And they will be cheaper (probably) and closer than the Chinese.
                      4. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 24 May 2020 10: 01 New
                        +1
                        So they thought to do it, but Hamas does not need this - he receives loot, incl. Iranian, for the fight against the Zionist enemy. In Judea and Samaria, something like a scam.
                      5. DTM
                        DTM 24 May 2020 10: 32 New
                        -1
                        No war, no peace.
                        Netanyahu's plan to "privatize" Samaria and Judea will not break the relative peace in the area? And will not let everything go down the drain, all the efforts of previous years?
                        Or Jews for?
                      6. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 24 May 2020 10: 34 New
                        -1
                        I do not know - for 4 years I have not lived in Israel. Most of them are for - but this is Trump's plan.
  • Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin 23 May 2020 22: 14 New
    +2
    Quote: Krasnodar
    In 2014, Tel Avia was bombarded with serial Iranian and Syrian Fajers and some other garbage - the weight of the warhead is 40 kg, range over 200 km.

    The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported that a special operations unit of the Israeli Navy, Shayetet 13, captured the Panamanian flag of the merchant ship Closa-C in the Red Sea. Part of the seized cargo included Syrian missiles, referred to as IDFs as M302, allegedly intended for Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip.

    all the same Khybar-1
  • alone
    alone 23 May 2020 19: 14 New
    +6
    As long as Hezbollah is in Lebanon, the Lebanese Republic will always live in fear that bombs will fall on its head.
    P, S. The result of this conflict was that Lebanon’s infrastructure was essentially destroyed .. That’s what it means when there is a force in the country that is funded by another state and fulfills the orders of that state ..
    P, S.S. Nasrallah has several hundred million dollars in bank accounts ... Not bad for a man who sits deep in a bunker and sends people to the slaughterhouse
  • Octopus
    Octopus 23 May 2020 19: 19 New
    10
    Wow. For once, I see a realistic description of the war.

    One of the most effective states, perhaps the best army in the world.

    A complete mess in the sun and the shameful, meaningless vanity of politicians.
    1. A. Privalov
      23 May 2020 19: 38 New
      +5
      Quote: Octopus
      Wow. For once, I see a realistic description of the war.

      Over the past couple of years, I have written quite detailed articles on almost all the wars of Israel. According to the general opinion of most commentators, it is very realistic. Read at your leisure, maybe you will like it. hi
      1. Octopus
        Octopus 23 May 2020 20: 13 New
        +2
        )))
        I'll see, thanks.
      2. sevtrash
        sevtrash 25 May 2020 11: 43 New
        +1
        Quote: A. Privalov
        Over the past couple of years, I have written quite detailed articles on almost all the wars of Israel. According to the general opinion of most commentators, it is very realistic.

        It is not entirely clear what is meant by "realistic" in this case. Do the articles convey the feelings of an Israeli army soldier during an operation, a fighter in a battle, civilians under missiles or air strikes? Yes, it seems like no. A short summary of troop movements, battles, and diplomatic movements. This is yes. Interesting - yes. Because it is concise, about an event of interest to the majority on this site. Most will not specifically look for more complete, objective information, during this time it is possible to read something else.
        How objective? The author certainly feels commitment to the Israeli point of view, which leaves its mark on articles. Which is quite normal, although not very objective. When the author tried to write, as it were, a look from the Arab side on the six-day war, there was a feeling that his words went through gritted teeth. This article is also somewhat dry, apparently the author of an attempt to somehow objectify the presentation away from the pro-Israeli view causes internal resistance. It’s also quite normal for yourself, as for a person living in a certain country with a certain history. For a writer and a journalist - not really. In general, I would not rely on the objectivity of the author. Although it is interesting to read, it is quite possible and therefore. To each his own.
    2. really
      really 23 May 2020 21: 58 New
      0
      And it happens, but these people have left the first roles of politics for years, and I hope they will not rise again, and the following have drawn conclusions, although not fully
  • Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 23 May 2020 20: 16 New
    +4
    As always, a good article hi there are a couple of comments:
    1) Egoz is no longer Golani’s special forces, just a battalion. Until 2000, he specialized in counter-guerrilla activities - now infantry.
    2) Bint-Jubail - and talked with the Golanchik, who came under attack and with the paratroopers (with these during the war belt, on the basis of my brigade) who later cleared him. Judging by the stories, “knives and brass knuckles” didn’t get there, and there was no oncoming battle there. Rota lodged for the night in houses on the outskirts, Hezbollah successfully launched a rocket through one of the windows, and then launched an attack that was repelled with the loss of 40 of the corpses of barmaley, Israel’s 8s. Hezbollah is to blame - it was necessary to launch many missiles around the entire location of the company, as a result they approached the distance of using grenades to a hundred attack aircraft, with the corresponding result.
    At the mopping-up of the landing - 50 carcasses of zigging, near the Airborne Forces 300s. But they couldn’t take prisoners, Hezbollah killed non-transportable wounded
    3) During the war we were told about the 17s in kibbutz
    1. A. Privalov
      23 May 2020 21: 25 New
      +1
      Quote: Krasnodar
      As always, a good article hi there are a couple of comments:
      1) Egoz is no longer Golani’s special forces, just a battalion. Until 2000, he specialized in counter-guerrilla activities - now infantry.
      2) Bint-Jubail - and talked with the Golanchik, who came under attack and with the paratroopers (with these during the war belt, on the basis of my brigade) who later cleared him. Judging by the stories, “knives and brass knuckles” didn’t get there, and there was no oncoming battle there. Rota lodged for the night in houses on the outskirts, Hezbollah successfully launched a rocket through one of the windows, and then launched an attack that was repelled with the loss of 40 of the corpses of barmaley, Israel’s 8s. Hezbollah is to blame - it was necessary to launch many missiles around the entire location of the company, as a result they approached the distance of using grenades to a hundred attack aircraft, with the corresponding result.
      At the mopping-up of the landing - 50 carcasses of zigging, near the Airborne Forces 300s. But they couldn’t take prisoners, Hezbollah killed non-transportable wounded
      3) During the war we were told about the 17s in kibbutz

      The fact is that until 2015, Egoz was part of the Golani brigade and only in 2015 was included in a separate special-purpose brigade. Accordingly, at the time of the events described, these were still Golanchiki. wink
      I try to describe the battles according to some reliable or verified sources. But your remark is accepted as another version of events. Thank.
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 23 May 2020 21: 32 New
        +1
        As part of the Golani Egoz was a simple battalion - not special forces))
        I do not argue - I just write what I heard and read from the participants. I have the impression of the war - the visible Hezbollon, even as a source of fire, very quickly ceased to exist, so it is very difficult for me to imagine a situation where someone could approach the soldier of Tsakhal at arm's length, even in built-up areas.
      2. DTM
        DTM 23 May 2020 22: 52 New
        +2
        I wanted to propose a topic, in particular about the dead and injured civilians on both sides. Are there any payments for the deaths or for injuries or benefits to families during shelling in Israel? And this applies to the called-up reservists, what do families (200) get, and at 300 the soldier himself?
        And what is known about it in Lebanon?
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 23 May 2020 23: 12 New
          +2
          It will be further in the article.
          In Israel, all this is there, even the damaged property is repaired at the expense of the state + tax rebates for residents of cities exposed to shelling
          In Lebanon, most likely, help is provided by a community - a Shiite, for example, or a party - for example, the Lebanese SSNP (Nazis). The state - I have no idea, they probably give something, most likely not much.
  • VicktorVR
    VicktorVR 24 May 2020 08: 01 New
    +5
    I read almost all of the author’s articles on Military Review.
    The author can be congratulated. Great job. Easy, simple, understandable language. Unobtrusive humor.
    A consistent and detailed description of events with excursions into the history of problems and contradictions.
    Really fascinating reading. This is how you write about history.

    Well, the fact that the author sympathizes with Israel ... Well, his business. Articles, by the way, are quite natural in Opinions.

    Very similar to a professional job.
    Like those books that I read as a child, written in the USSR, about the struggle of the Soviet people. Although there is unnecessarily intrusive. But in "The Last Private of the Third Reich" quite neatly done. You read and feel sympathy for a simple guy from Alsace ...

    It would be interesting to read the opinions of the opposite side, as calm, consistent, without hysteria and fanaticism. And we will try to filter out the shades and nuances.
  • DTM
    DTM 24 May 2020 09: 47 New
    -2
    Quote: Krasnodar
    Orthodox - not not dangerous

    I don’t know, I found articles, conflicting data, some write everything fine, others predict that they will be 49%, of all Israel.
    1. A. Privalov
      24 May 2020 10: 12 New
      +2
      Quote: DTM
      I don’t know, I found articles, conflicting data, some write everything fine, others predict that they will be 49%, of all Israel.

      With numbers, and especially with forecast numbers, you should be careful.
      "Total Israel", today 9 million.
      Orthodox about 1,9 million.

      Orthodox, no matter how many, the same Jews, citizens of Israel. They do not explode in the crowd and passenger buses, do not take hostages, do not cut with knives and do not chop axes, and do not crush passers-by in the streets with cars, do not launch thousands of rockets and mines in Israeli cities, unlike Hamas, whose leaders, by the way, accepted in the Kremlin at the highest level.
      1. Operator
        Operator 24 May 2020 10: 33 New
        -5
        It is not good to misinform: out of the 9,1 million people in Israel, the Jews themselves are 6,8 million, so 1,9 million Jewish Orthodox equal one third of Israeli Jews.

        Israel is particularly distinguished in its comprehensive support for ISIS terrorists, which will no doubt count towards it.
        1. A. Privalov
          24 May 2020 11: 11 New
          +2
          Quote: Operator
          Israel is particularly distinguished in its comprehensive support for ISIS terrorists, which will no doubt count towards it.

          Israel does not talk about the comprehensive support of ISIS terrorists so that they do not laugh at you. Do not be like a note forum fool. You are a smart enough person.
          Back in April, 2017, Putin said that out of 20, thousands of ISIL militants, 9 thousands are Russians, and 5 thousands more are people from post-Soviet republics. It is a serious backbone.
          Chief of General Staff Gerasimov:
          "For these 2 years, according to our data, about 60 000 militants were actually destroyed, of which more than 2800 came from the Russian Federation."

          Only destroyed 2800 (!), And how many living ones were there?)
          Other owls, it is reliably known and officially confirmed that your fellow countrymen and tribesmen fought in Syria on the side of bandits of all stripes, colors and shades (I will not list all the names). This is stated at the highest level. So, you don’t need to bring it down from a sick head to a healthy one. hi
          1. Operator
            Operator 24 May 2020 11: 22 New
            -8
            We remember the mass cases of ISIS fire support in the Syrian part of the Golan and the treatment of Islamic terrorists in Israeli military hospitals. Do not doubt the answer.
            1. A. Privalov
              24 May 2020 12: 05 New
              +4
              Quote: Operator
              We remember the mass cases of ISIS fire support in the Syrian part of the Golan and the treatment of Islamic terrorists in Israeli military hospitals. Do not doubt the answer.

              The Russian Federation brought its military for 5000 km to fight with bandits, who could also be at its borders.
              On the Syrian side, the Golan is a neutral demilitarized zone. Israel, to engage in their safety right under their own windows, Gd himself ordered. Means for this, he chooses himself, excuse me.
              I have already spoken about medical assistance to victims in the local conflict there, for a hundred times I told you. For you, I repeat again. Israelis are treating everyone. Who will be dragged to the border, in order to be treated and with bullet, and with fragmentation, and children, and take part in childbirth. Documents do not ask. And if they asked, so what, the wounded will present the identity of the militant IG?
              [media = https: //youtu.be/75Lvn2mk5Pk]

              Everything else is idle talk.
              Yes, and your threats with answers and offsets - the act of pure water. lol
            2. Iris
              Iris 25 May 2020 00: 01 New
              +4
              We remember the mass cases of ISIS fire support

              We should remember something completely different. When our aviation began to operate in Syria in the fall of 15th, the assistance of the Israelis was vital. The combat missions and the military situation were such that our aircraft often had to maneuver, almost crossing the Israeli air border. The repetition of the Turkish incident was unacceptable, therefore, a delegation of the General Staff and numerous working groups of technical experts visited Israel. The Israelis, in view of our common threat in the form of Islamic extremism, went to a meeting and together with us developed a mechanism for coordinating military operations, which gave us the opportunity to act in full force and without fear even when performing a maneuver in Israeli airspace. This debugged mechanism still works. THIS IS worth remembering, not the mythical fire support of ISIS and the treatment of the wounded.
              1. Operator
                Operator 25 May 2020 01: 59 New
                -4
                We better know what to remember.
                1. Iris
                  Iris 25 May 2020 11: 22 New
                  0
                  "You" is who?
                  1. Operator
                    Operator 25 May 2020 11: 28 New
                    -5
                    Whose will you be?
                    1. Iris
                      Iris 25 May 2020 13: 36 New
                      0
                      No one’s. I'm Russian.
          2. 72jora72
            72jora72 24 May 2020 16: 02 New
            -3
            Back in April 2017, Putin said that out of 20 thousand ISIS fighters, 9 thousand are Russians, another 5 thousand are immigrants from the post-Soviet republics.
            You are an intelligent person, but write frank nonsense.
            1. A. Privalov
              24 May 2020 16: 26 New
              0
              Quote: 72jora72
              You are an intelligent person, but write frank nonsense.

              He also noted that “on 30 of September 2015, their (terrorists) had about 59 thousands in all formations in Syria. Plus, over the past 2 of the year, they managed to recruit more about 10 thousands. (...) But for these 2 years, according to our data, about 60 000 militants were actually destroyed, of which more than 2800 came from the Russian Federation. ”

              We read directly in:
              https://topwar.ru/133055-gerasimov-rossiyskaya-armiya-razgromila-v-sirii-udarnye-sily-terrorizma.html

              Here are the numbers called at different times:

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              Well, the main link to the source:
              http://kremlin.ru/events/president/news/53940
  • Yulaevich
    Yulaevich 24 May 2020 10: 19 New
    0
    Judging by the text on July 27, the loss of Lebanese 433, the loss of Israelis 52, on 1 ... August the loss of Lebanese 617, 51 Israelis, apparently pumped out one.
    1. A. Privalov
      24 May 2020 11: 40 New
      +3
      Quote: Yulaevich
      Judging by the text on July 27, the loss of Lebanese 433, the loss of Israelis 52, on 1 ... August the loss of Lebanese 617, 51 Israelis, apparently pumped out one.

      Take it higher. In our area, with one Jew, at one time, and this did not happen.
  • DTM
    DTM 24 May 2020 10: 58 New
    -2
    Quote: A. Privalov
    Orthodox, no matter how many, the same Jews, citizens of Israel. They do not explode in the crowd and passenger buses, do not take hostages, do not cut with knives and do not chop axes, and do not crush passers-by in the streets with cars, do not launch thousands of rockets and mines in Israeli cities, unlike Hamas, whose leaders, by the way, accepted in the Kremlin at the highest level.

    Right . But at the same time they oppose the statehood of Israel for religious reasons. Work somewhere around 50% of the population. And whether they pay taxes, I’m generally silent. And something tells you not to work in high-tech industries! Some who generally support Palestine! They impose their religious rules on the whole country (like the Iranian mullahs), naturally encounter secular ones! The prospect is so-so, is a state with such a set capable of being strong and being on the world map in general? I don’t think so, but I hope I'm wrong.
    1. A. Privalov
      24 May 2020 11: 52 New
      -2
      Quote: DTM
      Right . But at the same time they oppose the statehood of Israel for religious reasons. Work somewhere around 50% of the population. And whether they pay taxes, I’m generally silent. And something tells you not to work in high-tech industries! Some who generally support Palestine! They impose their religious rules on the whole country (like the Iranian mullahs), naturally encounter secular ones! The prospect is so-so, is a state with such a set capable of being strong and being on the world map in general? I don’t think so, but I hope I'm wrong.

      Do you compare religious citizens of Israel with terrorist killers?
      1. DTM
        DTM 24 May 2020 13: 12 New
        -2
        I did not compare, do not distort, but give the facts. If something is wrong, then fix it.
        1. A. Privalov
          24 May 2020 13: 31 New
          0
          Quote: DTM
          I did not compare, do not distort, but give the facts. If something is wrong, then fix it.

          In Israel, religion is not separate from the state. At the same time, Israel is a democratic state.
          They are not persecuted for religious beliefs.
          All their "impositions" are restrained by a system of laws that maintain the "status quo" in relations between secular and religious citizens.
          There is no law on prosecution for parasitism. Every citizen is free to work where he sees fit, or not to work at all.
          Fiscal authorities are responsible for levying taxes and do it well.
          To this day, Israel has done quite well. The country has a high life expectancy, a fairly strong army, excellent medicine, a powerful high-tech and military industry, + 100 billion export.
          What "being on the map" are you talking about? Israel listens carefully to the threats of our enemies and keeps its finger on the pulse of events. They are this very well understand.
          1. DTM
            DTM 24 May 2020 13: 55 New
            0
            My idea was that secular Jews in the future would become smaller, 100 billion could be supported and produced, exported and served in the army, and more Orthodox, but they did not serve in the army, they didn’t make and didn’t design mercavas and drones !! Not everyone works! Implant your vision on how to live! Say it is not true. I will say that the first signs are not the opportunity to elect parliament.
            1. A. Privalov
              24 May 2020 14: 07 New
              -1
              Quote: DTM
              My idea was that secular Jews in the future would become smaller, 100 billion could be supported and produced, exported and served in the army, and more Orthodox, but they did not serve in the army, they didn’t make and didn’t design mercavas and drones !! Not everyone works! Implant your vision on how to live! Say it is not true. I will say that the first signs are not the opportunity to elect parliament.

              With these problems, for the time being, Israel is quite successfully coping.
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  • Operator
    Operator 24 May 2020 12: 12 New
    -9
    Quote: A. Privalov
    your threats with answers and set-offs - pure water

    Why are you worried - or did the Israeli six feel the weakness of their overseas master? bully
    1. A. Privalov
      24 May 2020 12: 26 New
      +3
      Quote: Operator

      Why are you worried - or did the Israeli six feel the weakness of their overseas master? bully

      So, my dear, what you just did here, moderators at VO qualify as trolling and provocation. Want to make sure?
      If on the topic of the article you have to say something intelligible, you are welcome. If not, I dare not hold back anymore. hi
      1. Operator
        Operator 24 May 2020 12: 28 New
        -7
        It is better to apply with a report to your leadership - the AMAN censorship department: they say, the VO operator interferes with the propaganda of Israel's "anti-terrorist" policy.
        1. merkava-2bet
          merkava-2bet 24 May 2020 17: 39 New
          +7
          You probably did not leave the namesake from the binge, or worse, what ailment.
          The main thing you do not forget to ask your government how you will be compensated for involuntary unemployment and most importantly when, and only then go into our garden, you are our propagandist.
          1. Operator
            Operator 24 May 2020 18: 16 New
            -4
            I, for example, at work, and "you"? laughing
            1. merkava-2bet
              merkava-2bet 24 May 2020 18: 19 New
              +3
              And I, too, at work, working in safety.
              1. Operator
                Operator 24 May 2020 18: 24 New
                -2
                In a SHABAK or supermarket? bully
                1. merkava-2bet
                  merkava-2bet 24 May 2020 18: 28 New
                  +4
                  Guess the namesake, SHABAK is counterintelligence, and I'm in the Ministry of Security.
                  1. Operator
                    Operator 24 May 2020 21: 10 New
                    0
                    Respect and respect, namesake bully
      2. Operator
        Operator 24 May 2020 21: 20 New
        -6
        Six is ​​the definition of Israel, of course.
  • Iris
    Iris 24 May 2020 20: 07 New
    +3
    The text combines properties that are rarely found together - deep moral involvement and absolute honesty.

    I’ve been on the site for too short a time to judge as a whole .. But from everything that I read, the most dramatic events are described here and it is here from the dramatic point of view that they are presented most interestingly.
  • lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 26 May 2020 10: 53 New
    0
    Where there is Jehovah, there will always be war .... Satan needs woof