LEBANON - On Edge from Israel’s Natural Gas Pursuits

Arno Froese

Lebanese President Michel Aoun warned that Israel’s intent to begin explorations for natural gas and oil in waters known as Block 72 (formerly known as Alon D) is “extremely dangerous and will complicate the situation further,” according to Lebanon’s National News Agency.

The competitive process will continue from June until September. The license will require the selected company to carry out all necessary operations and surveys in order to begin drilling. After three years and after five years the license can be renewed for a maximum of seven years from the date of signing a contract.

Aoun called on Lebanon’s Supreme Defense Council to convene to discuss the Israeli announcement, according to the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar news.

The Israeli announcement comes as Lebanon is grappling with a financial crisis seen as the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war, with the Lebanese pound losing 75% of its value since October.

-www.jpost.com, 29 June 2020

Arno's commentary

For Lebanon, it is unfortunate that their country is near collapse, with their currency losing 75% of its value since October last year. It seems that the Lebanese will not have the military, economic and political capacity to oppose gas exploration by Israel in the disputed area. 

The Biblical reason for the conflict zone is the fact that part of Lebanon is still Lebanese-occupied Israeli territory. That problem will be solved when the Prince of Peace appears. 

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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