23.7.06

Mojamma' Al-Zahraa



This was a 3 story building till Israel targeted it at 1:15 AM (July 23, 2006) during the Israeli War on Lebanon 2006.

At 1:15 AM today, the IDF, israeli Destructive Forces, targeted this building. Since it is very quiet after midnight, the sound of the explosion was heard in all places in Saida. It is a ten-minute-walk far from my house.

The building was a 3 story building built by Hezbollah and it used to host clinics, a pharmacy, a medical laboratory and a mosque among other civil things.

19 Comments:

At Sunday, July 23, 2006 1:47:00 PM, Blogger aroundtheclock24_7 said...

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At Sunday, July 23, 2006 1:49:00 PM, Blogger aroundtheclock24_7 said...

Elhamdella 3assaleimeh to you and others for not being hurt. W Allah y3awwiddhna bi ahsan ya rab. Take care.

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 2:56:00 PM, Blogger remotb said...

i dont understnad. "among other civil things"??? so the Hezbolla put civil "things" in a military purpose building? its not very human thing to do....

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:08:00 PM, Blogger carine said...

it wasn't a military-purpose building, remotb. purely civil building.

yes, hezbollah built it... they built many elementary schools as well, will you bomb them too?

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:11:00 PM, Blogger carine said...

and you know what i think isn't very "human"? bombing a medical clinic at the time people at the time people need it most just because it was built by hezbollah.

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:15:00 PM, Blogger Xylocaine said...

iT'S NO SECRET....ISRAEL is bombing any institution that has to do with Hizbulla...example: gas station, milk factory, chicken farms, clinics and other...

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:30:00 PM, Blogger linalone said...

Heheh, 3ajbetne mennik Xylocaine...

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:42:00 PM, Blogger SC said...

Yah, because everyone runs clinics, labs and pharmacies out of a mosque. Are you really this gullible?

Cowardly muslim savages have used mosques to hide weapons, fire rockets, etc but never to actually help people. Blowing up this building is a great step forward. Too bad there weren't more hizbullah or their supporters inside. Funny how if it was such a clinic there were no people inside receiving help.

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 4:22:00 PM, Blogger Gail said...

ahmad as an American woman who has visited Lebanon for many years you cannont image the shame I feel for my country. The fact that it has enabled the Zioist Israelies to destroy your country makes me cry. I have for the first time in my life seen, witnessed the destruction of a beautiful country under the green light of my president. As shown on national television he as always has no clue as to what his cornies are up to. For the last several years when I travell all i hear from Germans Austrians, Italians,and others is what happened in your last election? How did you people ever elect such an uneducated man as the leader of your country. You must understand that the majority of Americans do not support his policy. With my apologies as an American for my countrys enabling the Isralies to do such harm to your beautiful country I remain your suporter, Gail

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 4:54:00 PM, Blogger Alex said...

Ahmad, are you a Hezbollah supporter? Do you condone them putting their military and its equipment in civilian areas? If they do that, arent they also to blame for the destruction? Hezbollah clearly wanted to start a war with Israel. Arent they getting what they want? How can they expect to drive Israel into the sea without violence?

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 5:21:00 PM, Blogger El Guh said...

Israel's case before the world in its military conflict against Hezbollah is as strong as the nation has ever had. Not occupying territory from whence the aggression came, facing a foe which is recognized by the international community as terrorist and illegitamately in control of the southern part of Lebanon, being the victim of an unprovoked attack and kidnapping by the terrorist group, Israel is seen even by the usual knee-jerk critics of the Jewish state as having the right of self-defense.

The problem for Israel lies beyond first causes, in the now oft-repeated accusation that Israel is engaged in a "disproportionate" response.

Sometimes this charge takes the form of accusing Israel of destroying Lebanon just to redeem two soldiers. Sometimes it takes the form of comparing the ratio of the civilian death toll, about ten Lebanese for every Israeli. Or other times it appears in the comment that Lebanon had finally begun to emerge from three decades of war, division and destruction, and now Israel was setting the country back irreparably.

These are serious charges. Israel does have a responsibility to itself and the international community to avoid, if possible, civilian casualties and destruction of Lebanese infrastructure. However, the accusation against Israel completely fails to recognize the context out of which this conflict has come to pass.

Israel did not go to war because of kidnapped soldiers, though the redemption of these soldiers is and must remain a priority. The war came because of Israel's need to eliminate the missile attacks on its population in the north and incursions into its territory from Hezbollah.

Israel's northern cities and towns have continuously been under threat of missile attacks, especially as Hezbollah amassed an arsenal in the years since Israel left southern Lebanon. If not dealt with by Israel, Hezbollah would have evolved into a far greater threat to the fundamental security of the State of Israel.

Because the international community did nothing about Hezbollah's control of southern Lebanon despite the Security Council passing UN resolution 1559, the terrorist group had already accumulated an estimated thirteen thousand rockets, some reportedly with a range of 125 miles. Had Israel not acted when it did, Damascus and Tehran would have undoubtedly proceeded to elevate the quantity, quality and range of missiles, with chemically-tipped weapons surely part of the future mix.

So when the issue of proportionality is raised, one must
consider the size of the threat of a semi-autonomous, terrorist entity in southern Lebanon, committed to Israel's destruction, and with an open-ended supply of ever more sophisticated weapons from Syria and Iran.


Moreover, the Hezbollah infrastructure within Lebanon is significant. It would be a difficult enough task for Israel to deal with rocket launchers, thousands of missiles, logistical support and media outlets in different parts of the country. It is made even more difficult by the fact that Hezbollah places its missiles in civilian locations, that it is continually looking for resupply through Damascus and is being egged on and armed by Tehran. In other words, Hezbollah is a big and complex operation that poses a big threat.

Also, let us not forget that the international community has known for a number of years exactly what was going on. Resolution 1559, demanding the dismantling of Hezbollah and its replacement in the south by the Lebanese army, understood this was hardly a small matter, but a big deal that would have involved major actions and confrontations. In the end, unfortunately, neither the Lebanese government nor the international community implemented 1559 seeing it as too big a job. So proportionate to what?

Additionally, as Alan Dershowitz pointed out in the Wall Street Journal on July 18, the element of proportionality which comes into play because of civilian deaths and infrastructure damage must take into consideration Hezbollah's sinister strategy. By deliberately targetting
Israeli civilians with its admittedly inaccurate missiles while making it well-nigh impossible for Israel to hit its military infrastructure and arms without harming civilians, they calulatedly put Israel in an impossible
dilemma: avoid imposing civilian casualties in Lebanon by leaving Hezbollah missiles intact, putting Israeli citizens in a vulnerable position, or taking out Hezbollah missiles with civilian casualties, leaving Israel condemned by the international community.

In the end, Israel won't allow itself to be paralyzed by this conundrum. It observes the first responsibility of a state - to protect its people from outside attack. And, in the process tries its best to minimize the damage to the Lebanese. The results may be mixed in this regard but this is not only the moral posture to assume but the wisest, since Israel needs to avoid alienating the Lebanese people who must fill the vacuum when Israel defeats Hezbollah.


Finally, the proportionality accusation is presented in the context of a Lebanon which was returning to normalcy prior to this conflict. On many levels this is true and it is sad what has occurred, though it is Hezbollah that is ultimately responsible for what has happened. On a deeper level, however, it must be stated that it was an illusion to talk about a normal, independent Lebanon as long as a terrorist group, armed to the teeth by two of the most dangerous states on the planet, held sway in the southern part of the country.

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:11:00 PM, Blogger remotb said...

carine: bombing any civil target isn't human. bombing civil buildings, schools, even coffee places, is not human. killing civilians is not human. i agree with all that. i wish there were no viloence in the world. alas, i had to witness murederers killing my civilian friend, who never served any time in the army(because he refused to kill poeple), only because he's am israeli/jew/zionist. THIS is not human. i condem Israeli actions in Lebanon teritorry. i condem Hezbollah actions in Lebanon terittory. i condem any kind of violence, but still, you hate me because i'm Israeli. now who is the one who is un-human?
(and by "YOU" i dont mean only Carine, because maybe she's a good and decent, but anybody who calls a terror organization "the good guys")

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:50:00 PM, Blogger a h m a d said...

@AroundTheClock24_7:
Thank you, Allah ysalmik. :)

@Xylocaine:
Exactly, they want to destroy everything civil built by Hezbollah.

@SC:
I won't bother replying to a retard like you.

@Gail:
Your kind comment means a lot to me and to the people of Lebanon. Thank you my friend.

@Alex:
I wish you read the previous comments because this was answered already. As Carine explained, this wasn't a military-purpose building; this was a purely civil building.

@El Guh:
Please don't use the comment section to write full posts. Get a blog instead!

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:51:00 PM, Blogger aezzeddi said...

wake up...the jewish bastards are destroying evth they can in order to harm lebanon in every way.the only solution 4 u is to throw them back to the sea.
btw,someday the world will realise once again what the jewish bullshit is all about,,,they are the reason 4 all the troubles..it's a pity that the arabs have to do the job.they aren't capable of killing more than a bunch every time they try.the americans will notice soon how heavy the burden of the jews is and they'll get rid of them..like in spain n germany

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:54:00 PM, Blogger janinsanfran said...

Your picture makes we realize we drove by that building when we passed through Sidon on a visit to Lebanon in June.

Many who write here don't seem to understand that, when governments fail to carry out the functions of government -- taking care of the people -- other groupings take up the vital work. Apparently in South Lebanon, Hisbollah has fulfilled that function and not surprisingly therefore has the support of the people.

The current rulers in the United States don't believe that it is the duty of government to care for the people (think the devastated city of New Orleans) so here too we gradually develop alternative systems. I wonder, will we someday devolve in places into local militias performing civil society functions? I ask this very seriously -- it is something for people in the United States to think hard about.

Like Gail above, I am ashamed of the green light my country has given to Israel to destroy Lebanon (along with the bombs.) We here must do all we can to impede this war -- just as we have long sought to end the last one in Iraq.

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 8:56:00 PM, Blogger El Guh said...

Ignorants.

 
At Sunday, July 23, 2006 9:58:00 PM, Blogger timbertwolf said...

You forget who started this. Hezbollah kidnapped two Israeli soldiers. Do you think this should go unpunished? Until this soldiers are returned unharmed I say let the bombs drop. This isn't a war against the Lebabeese people but against Hezbollah. The Lebaneese government should get control instead of having terorrists run everything.

 
At Monday, July 24, 2006 1:41:00 AM, Blogger Assaad said...

First 7amdellah 3a saleme Ahmad. We will rebuild our country inchallah. That's why they can never beat us.

All i can read in the comments coming from israelis is hatred. They continue to think that they are higher than the others (in all the fields). They see the pictures of the destruction of he civil infrastructures, buildings, hospitals, etc and remain saying the same thing their government tell them : Hezbollah putted missils their, Hezbollah fighters were their, etc.... Ignorants or cowards OR both ?
I think BOTH.... They don't have any human education. All they know is hatred, killing people with no reasons and they are not ashamed (as we can read). They continue to speak about violence, using their US weapons and arms... this is all they can show us... But their tsahal soldiers are the most cowards soldiers in the world. Without their war planes, they are ZERO. Fighters of Hezbollah and the Resistance are 10 times better than these cowards hiding behind war planes and tanks. What did they succeed to do till now ? : they destroyed Lebanon's infrastructures but Hezbollah is still as powerful as before with more supports to them inside the country.


Their main problem is that they still remember what Hitler did for their ancestors (Auswitch, Dresden, Hambourg for examples). This is one of their main psychologist problem.
When i see what they are writing here, i only say : HITLER DID A BIG MISTAKE : He started to exterminate your ancestors and didn't FINISH IT CORRECLY.
This is what i want to say to those ignorants who come here and try to justify the israeli army actions
(Not to all. Some jews want and deserve peace).

 
At Monday, July 24, 2006 6:08:00 AM, Blogger lebanese_student said...

Ahmad, as atrocious as that looks, yesterday it was also reported that a great deal of Hezbollah artilery was found in a different mosque that Israeli forces had raided or targeted. It was all over the news yesterday, I'll try to find an article with more info. Perhaps the al-Zahraa mosque was also housing Hezbollah goods. Israel is attempting to destroy Hezbollah and unfortunately for the Lebanese, Hezbollah is cruel enough to hid its weaponry among innocent civilians. Hope something positive (like Hezbollah's demise) comes out of this.
Waiting for the response of angry Shiites,
l.s.

 

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