Israeli forces allegedly close off Lebanese border settlement over security concerns
[AlMasdar] On Sunday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) declared the settlement of Metula on the border with Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
a "closed military zone."

The Hebrew-language Channel 20 news reported on Sunday that the IDF announced the continuing closure of Metula adjacent to the Lebanese border, a "closed military zone", in conjunction with the commemoration of the first anniversary of the liquidation of the commander of the Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani

Channel 20 reported that Iranian threats to retaliate for the liquidation of the nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, increased the tension in the region. Therefore, the Israeli Northern Command took a decision to close the settlement.
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