Paul Murphy

The Israeli Invasion of Lebanon: Seeing Through Some Media Myths

By Paul Murphy Myth: The current fighting started on 12th July when Hezbollah fighters captured two Israeli soldiers. Truth: Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers but with the intention to use them in a prisoner swap for Lebanese, and possibly some of the more than 9000 Palestinians, being held captive by Israel. The Israeli invasion follows months of cross-border shelling, aerial attacks and almost daily incursions by Israel in a tit-for-tat cycle with Hezbollah.