Misgav Am, population 385, is the most northern kibbutz in Israel just metres from the Lebanese border. I visited back in 2018. Under threat of rocket and artillery fire, Misgav Am along with 38 other northern kibbutzim has today been ordered evacuated by Israeli authorities as Hezbollah now tries to extend military operations in the current crisis.
Misgav Am was the victim of a terror attack which resulted in 6 hostages being taken back in 1980. Thanks to the intervention of IDF forces, 5 of the hostages were liberated but unfortunately 4 Israelis were killed.
Fellow tour member Amanda Head poses at Misgav Am lookout above Israeli vineyards below the Golan Heights.