Carl in Jerusalem is live-blogging the situation in Israel as the IDF responds to the kidnapping of two Israel soldiers by Hizbullah from across the border in Lebanon. He has information from IDF sources:
Rumors flying that Ehud Olmert will be declaring war tonight (2 years too late)?
3 dead IDF soldiers in the north, 2 IDF soldiers kidnapped, triple pronged attack, Katyusha, terrorists on the ground shooting freely at IDF outpost, and then capturing 2 IDF soldiers.
Heavy fighting going on now. IAF knocked out bridges throughout southern Lebanon, IDF navy shelling Beirut suburbs,
In Gaza, Mohammed Deif, leader of Hamas, lost other leg and arm, not dead yet from last night’s IAF aerial bombing on a non empty building…
Shlomi Moshav in the north all children and parents are in the bomb shelters,
IDF tanks and troops have crossed into Lebanon where they left 6 years ago
IDF tanks and troops have cut Gaza strip in to two sections as IAF continues bombing
Censorship on other details now in effect by IDF
Fortunately, Hizbullah and Hamas would never co-ordinate with each other, right? The former is Shi’ite; the latter is Sunni, after all…
Oh, wait a minute. They just did.
Well, I guess pigs have flown. Hell has frozen over. It’s a cold day in July.
Late-breaking update: Both the kidnapped soldiers were Druze:
…DEBKAfile is also saying that the two kidnapped soldiers are both Druze. For those who were not aware, most Druze do army service here.