The Digital Journalist
The war came for Tyre, the largest city in southern Lebanon, on the afternoon of July 16, when Israeli jets dropped a heavy bomb on a downtown apartment building, killing eleven. In the quirky way war works, however, it was a "lesser" tragedy the next day – the deaths of two young boys who were swimming in a canal north of town when the Israelis blew it up – that most stirred area residents to outrage, that caused them to regard the Israeli offensive less as an assault on Hezbollah than on the entire Lebanese nation.