You are indeed right about a cruel month in the Middle East. Twelve Israeli soldiers were killed in separate attacks. However you forgot to mention that at least as many Palestinians civilians--children included--were killed, and hundreds were injured in November. You did not clarify that the five Israelis soldiers killed in a ferocious firefight with Palestinian guerrillas were in Lebanon, patrolling the Israeli-annexed southern part of that country. Contrary to what you wrote, Israel has not withdrawn from Lebanon. In fact, thousands of Lebanese have been expelled from their homes, the communication networks have been integrated with those of Israel and commerce is only permitted with Israel.