- "With this, the Islamic Resistance begins a new stage of fighting, challenge and confrontation with a strong determination and full belief in God's victory."
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I don't believe this war, which is undoubtedly now entering at least its 1,378th year, will end with any treaty negotiated in the next few weeks.
Khaibar is the name of an oasis located 95 miles of Medina in what is today the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
But in the time of Muhammad, Khaibar was a fertile oasis in the Arabian desert. The Jews had settled and controlled this land, and built an irrigation system that captured runoff and used it to provide water to farms and gardens. The Jews both lived off these farms and established Khaibar as a regional trading center.
Muhammad conquered the oasis in 628, subjugating and enslaving the Jews. For a time some of the Jews were allowed to remain and maintain the farms and gardens, but in return they had to pay 50% of their harvest to the Muslims. Muslims ruled Khaibar under the guidance of Muhammad, who continued to expand his empire. Soon after, the Arab Christians of Najran were forced to accept the same conditions.
The right of the Jews of Khaibar to stay on their former lands was a temporary concession, withdrawn in 640 by Muhammad’s dying wish that the "two religions shall not remain together in the peninsula of the Arabs."
On Muhammad's orders, Khaibar was then cleansed of all non-Muslims.
There is no doubt that Hezbollah wants the new missle to carry two strong messages to the Israeli's.
A MUSLIM RECORD OF THE MILITARY CAMPAIGN AND CONQUEST OF KHAIBAR: CLICK HERE
A JEWISH RETELLING OF THE KHAIBAR STORY: CLICK HERE
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