Nope. Around that figure was hit and put out of action through the conflict (40 - 70 depending on the sources). They never lost dozens of Merkavas, dozens were put out of action for some time.. and that means anything between few hours of field work to factory overhaul before the tank was again ready for service. But of course you are free to count those as "lost"... whatever suits you:) This is also the general agreement among defence professionals and their journals.
But if buying into Hezbollah propaganda makes you feel better, go for it. It is only you to whom such might have negative consequences.
During live fire they will send their crew men to fix a tank? Please, then those crew men are perfect for target practice.
The second the tank is immobilized, it becomes more of a liability then anything useful. So when you hit a tank and it can't move, it doesn't matter anymore because its just sitting there and you can just continuously hit it until the soldiers inside panic or die.
So when they say 53 Markevas were lost, it means they were not longer of any use. To say they are sent back to the factory to be fixed is a joke, your going to tow it away and risk getting artillery shells pounding your position?
I don't get what you try to prove by saying they were fixed later, what matters is that on the field they were neutralized.
Its like saying the plane was not lost, it got shot down and the engine was sent back to the factory and used again. Please!
The whole point of using a ATGM is to neutralize the approaching tank. If 53 tanks were neutralized, it makes no difference if they were turned into vapor or you shot exactly where the fuse box is (figure of speach) and it no longer functions, but its in perfect condition. What matters is that they no longer could perform their mission.