Islamic terrorists amassing in LebanonPDFPrintE-mail
Written by Chris Perver  
Thursday, 01 March 2007 17:00
Western military analysts have expressed concern over reports of a growing concentration of Islamic terrorists in Lebanon, belonging to organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda. Hundreds of Sunni Muslims from various countries - including Sudan, have moved to into Tyre, and constitute a growing threat to peace in the region. The UN force that brokered the truce between Hizbullah and Israel has so far done little to prevent the build-up of Hizbullah on Israel's northern border. Israeli military statements, that Hizbullah is back to its full operational capability following the recent war, received a damning response from Prime Minister Olmert, who still believes the conflict with Hizbullah was a resounding success. But the UN has done little to prevent the rearming of Lebanese terrorist organizations by Iran and Syria, who it is believed, orchestrated the war with Israel last Autumn.

Quote: "There is considerable tension between the global jihad groups in Lebanon and Hezbollah - not only because Hezbollah is Shi'ite rather than Sunni, but also because they have been involved in turf wars. Until its war with Israel last summer, Hezbollah was considered the sole power in southern Lebanon. It demanded that all other organizations obtain permission from it before carrying out any attacks on Israel. Shortly before his death, Zarqawi lambasted Hezbollah for this and accused its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, of "collaborating with Israel," because at that time - prior to its July kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers - Hezbollah was vetoing attacks by other groups.

Israel is also concerned that Hamas in the south is receiving special terrorist training from Iran and Syria, in preparation for when the organization decides to end its cease-fire (if you could call it that). Israel has lodged an official complaint against the European Union, stating that if the EU continues to turn a blind eye to smuggling on the Rafah border, that they will not renew their agreement which expires in two months.

Quote: "According to official sources in Jerusalem, some 100 Hamas terrorists crossed the Rafah border terminal in recent weeks. Intelligence information collected by the defense establishment indicates that the terrorists make their way to special training camps in Iran and Syria, founded specially to train and coach Palestinians for terror attacks against Israel should Hamas decide to terminate its ceasefire. Security officials in Israel said this phenomenon was part of the recent trend by which Iran and Syria have shown increasing involvement in developing Palestinian terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

I thought it interesting about the news of Sudanese terrorists in Lebanon. I have often wondered how Sudan would join Gog's alliance against Israel as mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39, considering the nation's geographic distance from Israel. It looks like they are coming in advance. Looking at the Scriptures again, it seems this is exactly what the Lord prophesied through Ezekiel.

Ezekiel 38:5-7
Persia (Iran), Ethiopia (Sudan), and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (Turkey) of the north quarters, and all his bands: [and] many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. 

Source Haaretz, YNet News