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Christian in Israel explains why he evacuated his family, ‘Hezbollah is a much greater force than Hamas’

A Christian Israeli living three miles from the border with Lebanon said he evacuated his family because he believes Hezbollah is a more powerful enemy than Hamas.

“There’s no reason for kids and children to hear those explosions,” Shadi Khaloul said. “As a responsible father, I just sent them away from here, and I asked them to just pray for us.”

Since Hamas’ brutal Oct. 7 attack, there have been fears of Hezbollah — an Iran-backed terrorist group in Lebanon — entering the war. Israel evacuated its residents that live within 1.2 miles from Lebanon on Monday amid cross-border fire, including Hezbollah launching anti-tank missiles into the Jewish state.

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Khaloul said his concerns span beyond just his fellow Israelis.

“We are worried not only for ourselves, we are worried also for the Lebanese Christians that are on the other side,” Khaloul said, adding that Lebanese Christians could get caught in the crossfire if Hezbollah starts a war with Israel.

“I feel sad for the Lebanese people,” he added, referring to the Christians, specifically. “They are poor.”

Kassy Dillon is a reporter for Digital Originals. You can reach her at kassy.dillon@fox.com and follow her on Twitter at @kassydillon.

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