I suppose you're the ONE who has an idea how may lives were saved since you seem so knowledgeable!!! The rest of your post is mumbling nonsense, Israel was forced to stop because they got a bloody nose. All their might, tanks, navy and air force were DEFEATED regardless to how you try to put a gloss on it. Also the hundreds of casualties were mostly civilian women and children the same as in Gaza in case that too escaped your attention. Neither Hizbollah nor Hamas were defeated the Israeli forces were exposed as inhuman and ineffective. Maybe that is why the US got to realize that Israel is no longer that strategic ally they thought it was hence the change in policy.
U.S. says it killed 10 AQAP Islamist militants in four air strikes in Yemen since April 23 (Reuters)
from the article: Dershowitz: Obama needs hard line on Iran to win Israeli support