The mass evacuation raises fears that a second war is about to break out between Israel and Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon. A joint statement from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Israeli Defense Ministry said the communities being evacuated stand within 1.2 miles of the Lebanese border. The IDF said over the weekend that at least 1,400 Israelis are known to have been killed in the attacks. Amid the chaos, Lebanon’s Hezbollah has launched projectiles over the northern border at Israeli targets. With Israeli tanks and troops massed on the Gaza border, humanitarian organizations have been begging for aid to be allowed into the besieged enclave.