United Press International
Israeli army divided, resistance tough
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 28 (UPI) -- As Israeli troops sustained considerable casualties in the fighting in south Lebanon, the over the course of operations.
The two sides also as a result of military operations which have been going on without respite for the past 17 days, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Friday.
In addition to differences between the intelligence apparatuses, , reflecting confusion over the proceeding of the war conduct.
The military correspondent at Israel's Channel One television reported that and failing to prevent the Shiite group from kidnapping Israeli soldiers despite previous unsuccessful attempts.
The officers charged that following Hezbollah's attack in the Ghajar area last November, which the army considered an attempt to kidnap Israeli soldiers.
The ongoing war in Lebanon was sparked by Hezbollah's kidnapping of two soldiers on July 12, which it sought to swap for Lebanese and Arab prisoners in Israeli jails.
The officers were
They went as far as requesting Army Chief of Staff Dan Halutz "to act like other chiefs of staff had acted during previous wars by appointing support officers on the side of the officers who fail to prove themselves during the war in Lebanon."