In a Sunday phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, American President Barack Obama issued a “clear strategic imperative” to Israel: an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.
In 19 days of Operation Protective Edge, Gaza has fired more than 2500 rockets into Israel, and Israel has discovered dozens of terror tunnels dug from Gaza into Israel. Those tunnels, used to infiltrate Israel for the purposes of kidnapping, terrorizing, and killing Israeli citizens, have been the focus of Operation Protective Edge.
In addition, the UN Security Council piled on, also demanding an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. These demands are made despite the fact that Hamas has violated 4 previous ceasefires that Israel agreed to.
To make matters worse, US Secretary of State John Kerry has successfully irritated Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians by attempting negotiations with Qatar and Turkey, major allies of Hamas. Kerry convened negotiations with them in Paris, without inclusion of Israel, Egypt (who has worked to broker ceasefire agreements), and the Palestinians. Kerry’s plan would allow Hamas to keep its rockets and tunnels, while prohibiting Israel from destroying those terror tunnels into their country.
Israelis seem to be more and more aware of the US’s betrayal.
Finally, Turkish Prime MInister Tayyip Erdogan is becoming more and more outspoken in his animosity toward Israel. Reuters reports Erdogan’s comment that “Israel surpasses Hitler in barbarism,” and tells CNN that “Israel is a Terror State.”
Prepare for it, friends! The world is soon to begin condemning Israel (as it so often does). The secular media is reporting more and more the story that the IDF is killing civilians, while lessening the fact that Gaza terrorists continue firing rockets indiscriminately into Israel, and continue to use their own people as human shields. True barbarism is the fact that the Hamas actually WANTS the death toll of civilians to rise in order to justify their evil actions. Be sure to see this 3 1/2 minute video of the truth about the IDF’s efforts to eliminate civilian casualties.
In addition to praying for Israel and innocent Gaza citizens, please let the truth be known. Let’s not sit idly by while politicians and world leaders deceive us into believing that terrorism is okay! Stand with Israel…not because they are always right, but because God blesses those who bless Israel.
And I will bless those who bless you,
and the one who curses you I will curse.