30 July 2020

Will We Be At War On Tisha b'Av?

10 Av 5780

UPDATEIsrael moves advanced missile systems to Lebanese border amid fears of Hezbollah attack
A Hebrew-language channel stated on Wednesday night that the Israeli army expects an attack by Hezbollah during the Eid Al-Adha holiday.

The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation, Kann, that Israel fears a “second attack” by Hezbollah in the next 48 hours, that is, during the celebration of Eid al-Adha.
[NOTEEid al-Adha - This four-day Muslim "Feast of the Sacrifice" takes place Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 3, 2020.]
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After a firefight with the IDF on Monday on Mt. Dov, Hizballah has announced that its plan to avenge the killing by Israel of one of its fighters in Damascus a week ago is not the end of it. More is yet to come – and soon. (Debkafile)

"Army officials: Coming hours will be tense and critical"  
GUN BATTLE IN NORTH: Hezbollah Terrorists Attempt To Infiltrate Israel, Northern Residents In Lockdown
The IDF thwarted an attempted Hezbollah infiltration into Israel from Lebanon on Monday afternoon, when several terrorists entered a few meters inside Israeli territory across the Blue Line [the international border]. IDF soldiers identified the terrorists and opened fire with machine guns, artillery guns and tanks.

The Hezbollah terrorists fled back into Lebanon and according to the IDF spokesperson: “we don’t know their condition.” However, a Channel 12 News report said they had been killed. There were no IDF casualties, the IDF spokesperson confirmed.

The IDF closed off roads in the Har Dov area in the wake of the incident and instructed Israeli residents of the north to remain at home. Following the end of the incident, they were given the all-clear to resume normal activity.
Hezbollah Attack On Israel Is Imminent, Report Says

The IDF is preparing for an imminent attack on Israel’s northern border in the coming days, Yisrael Hayom reported on Sunday.

The report follows heightened tensions on the northern border following an airstrike on Damascus last week attributed to Israel which killed Hezbollah member Ali Kamel Mohsen Jawad. On Friday evening, the IDF carried out airstrikes on military targets on Syria in response to fire from Syria toward the Golan Heights on Friday afternoon.

Anticipating Hezbollah attack, Gantz warns terror group: Don’t test us

Defense Minister Benny Gantz issued a clear threat to the Hezbollah terror group while overlooking the northern border on Sunday, saying that the Jewish state was prepared to take harsh action against “anyone who tests us,” as the Lebanese militia was suspected of planning to strike Israel in retaliation for the death of one of its fighters earlier this week.

Gantz also indicated that Israel would continue to act in Syria and Lebanon, despite the tensions, in order to ensure its security.

...The defense minister indicated that he did not believe the current situation would lead to a larger conflict or an all-out war, but said the he “recommends to the other side not to drag us into that.”

Gantz again warned the governments of Syria and Lebanon that they would be held responsible for any attacks against Israel coming from their territory.

...Following Hezbollah’s allegation on Tuesday, the IDF went into high alert on the northern border, deploying infantry reinforcements on the ground, as well as additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries along the border.

On Friday, the military began clearing out unnecessary personnel from the frontier and barring military vehicles from traveling on roads that are vulnerable to anti-tank guided missile attack from Lebanon. No such restrictions were placed on civilians, who were encouraged to go about their daily lives as normal despite the heightened tensions.

...The skies above northern Israel were filled on Sunday with the sound of fighter jets, drones and helicopters, apparently collecting intelligence and preparing to retaliate to any such attack.

Shortly after Gantz’s visit, the IDF said that one of its small copter drones that was operating along the border crashed inside Lebanon, but that there was no risk that sensitive information could be taken from it.

Last week, the IDF sent an additional infantry battalion and a small number of other troops to the region, as well as artillery weapons.


  1. Maybe this is our opportunity to get back our northern biblical land (in lebanon)?
    Sometimes Hashem gives us the way to regain our biblical land through wars, like Yerushalayim!

  2. Please Hashem bless klal Yisrael to be safe and thwart and decimate our enemies!!!

  3. Baruch Hashem an attacking Hezbollah unit was eliminated. Hopefully they will get the point before we turn Lebanon into a parking lot.

  4. It's a game with expensive toys being played by psychopaths. Trust nobody - names and flags mean nothing. The enemy is within.

  5. Of course, everything that happens will be eventually beneficial for Yisrael. The sinister actions of our enemies always bring them their own destruction in the end. Praying for both MBY to be victorious and for the coming of MBD!

  6. If we had real officers with a Jewish mindset running the show, Lebanon, Gaza, Yehuda, Shomron, and Lebanon would be in our hands today.

    Instead, we have people who treat military operations as some sort of unsolvable psychiatric problem to deal with in prescribed treatments.

    So we have "quiet" instead of solution.

    The enemies of Israel aren't destroyed, they are "treated."

    Don't expect anything new in this latest war.

    The people running the charade are so far from the Jewish people and literally have no idea about Judaism or Jewish culture.

    The problem is that we are in an internal golus in our own country. Sorry, Srugim but it's true. The current state is not a moshiach state and never will be a moshaich state.

    We need Moshiach ben David immediately.

  7. The Yalkut Shimoni says:

    א"ר יצחק שנה שמלך המשיח נגלה בו כל מלכי אומות העולם מתגרים זה בזה, מלך פרס מתגרה במלך ערבי והולך מלך ערבי לארס ליטול עצה מהם וחוזר מלך פרס ומחריב את כל העולם וכל אומות העולם מתרעשים ומתבהלים ונופלים על פניהם ויאחוז אותם צירים כצירי יולדה, וישראל מתרעשים ומתבהלים ואומר להיכן נבוא ונלך להיכן נבוא ונלך להיכן נבוא ונלך, וואומר להם בני אל לתתיראו כל מה שעשיתי לא עשיתי אלא בשבילכם מפני מה אתם מתיראים אל תיראו הגיע זמן גאולתכם, ולא כגאולה ראשונה גאולה אחרונה כי גאולה ראשונה היה לכם צער ושעבוד מלכייות אחריה אבל גאולה אחרונה אין לכם צער ושעבוד מלכיות אחריה, Rabbi Yitzhak said: The year that Melech HaMoshiach will be revealed, all the kings of the nations of the world will provoke each other. The king of Persia [in modern times they changed the name of their country to “Iran”] will threaten the king of Arabia [today called “Saudi” Arabia] and because of this, the king of Arabia will go to the king of Edom [USA] for advice. Afterward, the king of Persia will destroy [most of] the world. The remaining nations will be hysterical and frantic and fall on their faces and will be seized as if by “birth pains." And the people of Israel will be frantic and hysterical and they will say, "Where will we come and go? Where will be come and go?" Hashem will say to them: "Do not fear my children, do not fear. All that I have done I did only for you. Why are you afraid? The time for your Redemption has come! In the last redemption will be different from the first which was followed by further bondage and pain. After this last redemption, you will not again experience any further pain or subjugation."

    We are very close to this time period.

  8. Amen, Real News: @ 10:05 pm.

    True, Anon @ 7:13 pm

  9. I do not feel *war*. Then again, I could be numb. It just doesn't have the atmosphere of it. I do feel natural catastrophe. At any moment something momentous. We all need a huge dose of Yishuv Hadaat and clearing out any left-over remnants of our Yetzer and this because if we don't, we'll have to come back once again and clear it out, one way or another. Better to go with an empty and clear slate.

  10. Well, that's what is being reported. Not that I know anything about how the Muslim enemy thinks, but why wouldn't they wait til after they've finished celebrating their own holiday and hit us on one of our own - TU b'Av?

  11. Truth be told, nobody wants war in this heat. If at all, they'll most likely wait till Elul/Tishrei. We all need a peaceful interlude - may this Shabbat be that. Shabbat Shalom

  12. History does not support that statement, Bluestar. But I will agree that regardless of time of year or weather conditions, every army will move whenever HKB"H so decrees it.