A 17-year-old Arab boy was found brutally murdered in East Jerusalem on Wednesday, inciting riots in the Holy City. It is not known whether or not the killing was criminal or nationalistic, but Prime mInister Benjamin Netanyahu called the act a “reprehensible murder,” and vowed to bring justice to the murderer.
The Palestinian Authority alleged that Jewish extremists killed the Arab youth in retaliation of the kidnapping and murder of 3 Israeli teenagers a couple weeks ago. Police have also indicated previous attempts to kidnap members of the boy’s family due to personal disputes. Forensic and criminal investigations are being conducted.
Read more here.
Meanwhile, rockets from the Gaza Strip continue to rain on Israel. One of 17 rockets fired on Wednesday landed on an apartment building in Sderot, causing damage but no deaths. The Israeli Air Force responded by successfully targeting 15 terror sites in Gaza.
That story, and video of an Israeli strike on a target, may be found here.
As things continue to heat up in and around Israel we are wise to consider the season in which we live! No one knows the day or the hour of Jesus’ return, but just as birth pangs signal the impending birth of a baby, so today’s earthly birth pangs signal the season of Jesus’ return. The rapture is imminent…let’s be ready!
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