WorldNetDaily reports today: Hezbollah rockets rain on Jewish state, Israeli warplanes target Lebanese sites, ground invasion considered.
And Jerusalem Post: Hezbollah wants the captured Israeli soldiers moved to Iran. Hezbollah guerrillas, who are backed by Iran, seized the soldiers Wednesday in a cross-border raid.
Ehud Goldwasser 31, from Nahariya,
Eldad Regev 26, from Kiryat Motzkin
For weeks we have watched as tensions escalate in Israel. Then after attacking an Israeli Defense Forces military station, killing two Israeli solders, kidnapping another, and demanding the release of 1,000 prisoners, Palestinian groups including Hamas received Israel's response - "We will not negotiate with terrorists," and began going after Hamas leaders.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said, "We have no particular desire to topple the Hamas government as a policy. We have a desire to stop terrorists from inflicting terror on the Israeli people." After two more Israeli soldiers were taken captive by Hezbollah this week, Israel acted. Dropping a bomb which destroyed the Palestinian Foreign Ministry building in Gaza, the Israeli military said it was "led by Hamas" and has been used for planning terror attacks.
Then Israel bombed southern Lebanon and sent in troops for the first time in six years, and has gone on record naming what they consider their own 'axis of terror'. Israel's consul general, Arye Mekel said, "We now in the Middle East have an axis of terror and hatred comprising Iran, Syria, Hamas and Hezbollah, which is trying to attack Israel and prevent peace in the area."
Iran and Syria have pressured Hamas to hold on to the kidnaped Israeli soldier, and Israel considers the Hezbollah raid as proof that Syria and Iran are leading Hamas and Hezbollah in terrorist efforts.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been very vocal in his opinion and design on Israel, and said on Wednesday that the world will soon witness the demise of Israel. As the Iranian government-run news agency, Fars reported, “In the near future we will witness the rapid collapse of the Zionist regime. The nations of the region will record the names of states that support the Zionist regime alongside the Zionist’s crimes.”
Last year Ahmadinejad publicly declared that the Holocaust was a “myth” and said that Israel must be “wiped off the map”.
It will never happen, but is that their intent...now?