With IDF aircraft screaming overhead, at low altitude, at 10pm, Israel time, David Dolan, as he works on his new novel takes a break to report (send out his newsletter) from a friend’s house in Ashkelon. This is my article on parts of it.
The IDF is on high alert after the first serious incident on their northern border – this time with Lebanon instead of the Hezbullah terrorists, the first since the 2006 war.
Hezbullah militiamen are spread out throughout the south of Lebanon), but this time it was Lebanese militia that fired on Israeli troops without provocation.
IDF soldiers were clearing some trees on the Israeli side of the border in order to have a better view into nearby Lebanese territory when UN soldiers suddenly showed up along with Lebanese troops and frantically ordered them to stop the rather routine work.
Soon afterwards the Lebanese army opened fire and the IDF replied in kind.
An IDF reserve officer, a father of 4 children, was instantly killed, and another soldier, born in Ethiopia, was severely wounded. His life hangs in the balance tonight in a hospital in Haifa.
Three Lebanese soldiers and a journalist who works for Hezbullah television were also killed in what was the most serious incident along the border since the 2006 war.
“An urgent reason to start a conflict with Israel was in order to divert attention away from its own crimes inside of Lebanon”, Dolan postulates.
The latest tensions actually began last Friday with a rocket attack upon the city I am staying in. I heard the explosion at 8:20 in the morning as a Chinese-built Grad rocket fired from Gaza exploded about one mile away.
Then we had a serious Kassam rocket attack the next evening upon a building in nearby S’derot, which left no casualties only because it was a Saturday evening when the public building is closed, and then five rockets were aimed at the southern port of Eilat from Egyptian territory yesterday, which ironically only wounded several people in nearby Jordan.
So all of this, and especially today’s clash, could be the prelude to a possible new regional war, as the Israeli media is reporting tonight, this time probably far more severe than the 2006 conflict with Hizbullah, since this time the Syrian and Lebanese armies may well be directly involved, and possibly Iran as well.
All this is ramping up to distract from the “thought-to-be-possible-attack” to come on Iran as it continues to prepare for nuclear war ….. of course, in line with it’s charter, to wipe Israel off the face of the map. Iran’s proxy in the constant attacks against Israel has been the Hamas terrorists ….
Of course, Syria’s proxy, …. is Hezbullah, operating in Lebanon.
We are in END TIMES, after all ….. I wrote this last night but didn’t waited to put it up; felt I needed to sleep on my wording ….. this am, I had another report in my “inbox”.
David ended with a request to “Please keep us in prayer”.
UPDATE: Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu today, issued a Press Release / warning.