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February 27, 2014 12:02 pm

Israel’s Northern Communities Prepare for Possible Hezbollah Attack

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Northern Israel is on high alert following the Air Force’s reported strike on a Hezbollah missile convoy crossing from Syria into Lebanon on Monday, and a subsequent threat of retaliation from the terror group, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported.

Farmers have been told to stay away from the border fence for fear of snipers and more Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops have been deployed across the north, Ma’ariv said. Additionally, weekend leave for soldiers stationed in the region has been cancelled.

The mayor of border town Kiryat Shmona, Rabbi Nissim Malka, said on Thursday, “We have been advised to remain ever vigilant, but to not take any unusual steps such as opening up the bomb shelters. We hope that the current calm will be maintained.”

Despite being faced with the possibility that Hezbollah will make good on its threat, northerners are displaying a quiet resolve, Ma’ariv said.

When asked earlier this week about the alleged Israeli strikes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Our policy is clear. I cannot elaborate but will stress our intention to continue doing everything in our power to ensure the security of Israeli citizens.”

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  • HaroldT

    So when is Israel going to take out the missile threat on its north border.
    What other country would tolerate such a threat on its border!

    • Israel is not worried about this, please take the MACRO view. They (Israel) field a whole paradigm shift in missles called the SPICE 250 with its various platforms. This extraordinary missle is made by Rafael Industries and it is because of this missle that ISRAEL DOES NOT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF! Of course this is on top of all the other extraordinary weapons that are not over engineered and therefore extremely reliable. Please remember, Jews represent less then one quarter of one percent of humanity but 21 percent of Nobel prizes since 1901 and overwhelming dominance in many other sciences. A history of Jewish didactic intellectual talmudic honesty is a big reason why. On the other hand, Islamo-muslimic fundalmentalism seems to foster imbecilic, moronic, intellectually dishonest and corrupt science.

      • David Hepler

        Yes, I agree