The “hiding among civilians” myth

I meant to post this a few days ago.

My own reporting and that of other journalists reveals that in fact Hezbollah fighters — as opposed to the much more numerous Hezbollah political members, and the vastly more numerous Hezbollah sympathizers — avoid civilians like the plague. Much smarter and better trained than the PLO and Hamas fighters, they know that if they mingle with civilians, they will sooner or later be betrayed by collaborators — as so many Palestinian militants have been.

2 Responses to The “hiding among civilians” myth

  1. Omri Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 10:30 pm #

    If it’s a myth, why did the UN official Jan Egeland complain about it?

  2. Tim Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 12:56 am #

    You can read it here without having to pay a crapload of money or sit through an advertisement.