JPost: Israel’s northernmost village of Metulla with a population of close to 2,000 people sits on the Lebanese border and despite the ever-present risk of conflict with Hezbollah, the community continues to grow. Metulla is one of the communities that is expected to be evacuated in the event of a war between Israel and the Shiite Lebanese terror group.
“The next war will be pretty bloody for both sides. Israel will evacuate its population and I suggest the Lebanese do the same,” Lt. Col. (Res.) Sarit Zehavi, the head of Alma, an organization that gives briefings on Israel’s security challenges on the northern border told The Jerusalem Post.
Israel has never carried out a mandatory evacuation of any community since the founding of the state. more …
Opinion: Descendants of Agag the Amalekite (400 BC) from Persia, modern day Iran, are now the #1 sponsor of terror in the world. Hezbollah, with 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel has been the beneficiary of Barack Obama’s cash giveaway;
In the early 1980’s, the Shia population of Lebanon formed Hezbollah from disparate rebel groups from within the country.
According to a United States Central Intelligence Agency estimate, Shias only comprised 27 percent of Lebanon’s population but Hezbollah gained strength when Iran dispatched two thousand members of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Two Hezbollah/Israeli wars:
1982: The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) invaded southern Lebanon after repeated attacks and counter-attacks between Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) operating in southern Lebanon had caused civilian casualties on both sides of the border.
2006: The 34-day conflict took place in Lebanon, northern Israel, and the Golan Heights between the Hezbollah Parliamentary forces and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The next Lebanon war will be over more than land. The Golan Heights is thought to have more oil than Saudi Arabia (here).
Neither Russia, Iran, or Turkey will be able to tolerate Israel as an oil exporter (Ezek. 38:12-14).
(Excerpt: 2017 revision of Antichrist: The Search for Amalek, coming fall 2017)