Look, I'm about to sound pretty damn heartless right now, so if you're some bleeding heart Leftist, don't stick around unless you want to hear some unpleasant truths.
Hezbullah uses civilian as shields. They hide amongst them, they bury themselves in civilian areas, and they use civilian facilities as bases to attack Israel. They attack from apartment buildings, schools, and anywhere they think that Israel is afraid to counter-attack.
Add to this the fact that there are people in Lebanon who not only agree with what Hezbullah is doing, but actively work with them to further their goal.
So what do you get when you mix terrorists who use civilians as shields, with civilians who agreeably turn themselves into shields ?
You get civilian deaths, that's what you get.
The one constant in all of this is the fact that Israel must be allowed to defend herself. And despite what the Leftists think, they ARE defending themselves. Perhaps when Hezbullah stops firing rockets from the middle of apartment complexes, Israel won't have to drop a bomb on the people who are launching that rocket.
Do I want people to die? No, of course not. I can't think of any sane person who cheers for the death of innocents. But let's just keep in mind that the people responsible for those deaths are the terrorists who use apartment complexes as rocket-launching pads.
Don't blame Israel for defending herself. Blame the people who made in necessary.