Israel says it is aiming to occupy a massive chunk of south Lebanon, almost as large as the area it illegally occupied for 2 decades.
It will be more than 6 miles wide, and they say they will stay there ‘until an international force can be deployed’. That is unlikely to happen for months, given the international disagreement about what to do.
Even more worrying is the amount of time it will take to occupy an area that large. So far, Israel has managed to hold on to just 2 villages. What they are planning is a massive occupation, with tens of thousands of soldiers, according to the Israeli military. That could take months to achieve at Israel’s current speed…meaning thousands more dead Lebanese.