The ridge's watershed marks the border between Israel and Lebanon.
Israel received the part of the mountain in which the rivers flow eastwards to the Jordan River. Lebanon received the part of the mountain in the drainage basin of the Mediterranean Sea, which is wider and more moderate.
The geology, therefore, has "caused" most of the area of the mountain to be in the territory of Lebanon. All that remains for us is to console ourselves with Mount Shanan to the north of Manara, the highest point on the ridge (902 m).
In the 1930s three settlements were founded on the ridge as a Zionist response to the British "White Paper." Kibbutz Manara was founded in 1943 and two years later the Palmah strongholds of Misgav Am and Ramot Naftali, which became settlements. In the Second Lebanon War (2006) many trees in the area caught fire in the area as a consequence of Katyusha rocket hits.
At the end of the war KKL-JNF began to rehabilitate the burnt forest and planted a large variety of trees including cedars, oaks and terebinths, Judas trees, almond trees, Turkish pine, Canary Island pine and Jerusalem pine trees.