A BBC correspondent usually based in Mexico City is currently visiting Israel and on July 12th produced two reports – one written and one filmed – relating to the tenth anniversary of the Second Lebanon War.
In her filmed report titled “On patrol with the Israel Defense Forces on Lebanon border” Katy Watson gave viewers a rare view of Hizballah’s use of the residents of southern Lebanon as human shields.
“The soldiers tell me they can see weapons being stored in areas where civilians live.”
That important and usually overlooked information was also available to readers of her written report titled “Israel ‘readier’ for new Hezbollah war“.
“In these stakeouts, troops keep an eye on Hezbollah operatives around the clock. From what they see, the weapons Hezbollah has are being stored in civilian areas.
“Every mission that I’ve been on personally has been observing Hezbollah…
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