The recent Palestinian uprising has aroused anti-Israel passions far and wide, and forced Israel to keep a sharper watch on its borders.
The IDF intercepted a group of three Palestinian terrorists, believed to have Hizb'Allah backing, as they attempted to infiltrate the Lebanese border on Friday night - near the same spot on Mount Hermon where three Israeli soldiers were kidnapped earlier this month. Two of the heavily armed infiltrators were killed, and the third was wounded before fleeing back into Lebanon.
Reports from South Lebanon say that Hizb'Allah is placing rockets in Christian villages directly adjacent to civilian homes. The move has frightened local residents, who fear they now be endangered if Israel responds to the source of Hizb'Allah attacks, knowing the extremist Shi'ite militiahas no qualms about placing Christian villages at risk. Sources claim Hizb'Allah has up to 1000 Katyusha rockets deployed near the Israeli border, including longer range rockets that can reach as far south as Herzliya. Top Hizb'Allah cleric Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has just repeated his demand that all Jews in Israel "return to their country of origin."
Meanwhile, senior Israeli media commentator Ehud Ya'ari reported on MABAT news last night that Iraq now has between four and five armored divisions near Jordan. One of these is also situated within 100 kilometers of the Syrian border. Ya'ari noted that the Iraqis forces do not have air cover. It has been reported for over a week now that the elite Iraqi Hammarabi military group has moved to a position near Jordanâ€™s border. Other intelligence reports say that Iraqi shipments of military equipment are arriving daily in Jordan and hidden in secret depots. The flights into Jordan are in theory medical equipment to assist the Palestinians and two airlifts have been publicly announced.
Used with Permission from International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.