Let’s get to the chase…the answer is: not exactly. Now, why do I say that?
Though I have been unable to fully confirm, I have seen reports indicating last Thursday’s rocket attacks by Hamas on Tel Aviv occurred just as a team of Egyptian negotiators were relaying potential terms of a ceasefire from Israel to Hamas leaders. That didn’t sit well with Egyptian officials.
“Where do you think your double-dealing will land you? We’re trying to finalize a peace agreement with Israel, and behind our backs you let your people fire missiles at Tel Aviv?”
~Egypt negotiating officials
“If Israel decides to start a wide-scale operation in Gaza, [Egypt] won’t stop the Israeli attacks. Even if Israel ends your rule in Gaza by assassinating every single one of you and reconquer[ing] Gaza, Egypt and its allies won’t lift a finger to stop the Israeli response.”
If these reports are accurate, it seems Hamas may have worn out its welcome with Egypt. Keep in mind, also, that Egypt has a peace treaty with Israel, and that Egypt and other moderate Muslim nations have been working behind-the-scenes with Israel to normalize relations and strategize against the threat posed by the Iranian regime.
The stage is set and the players are taking up their positions for the playing out of the Ezekiel 38-39 War of Gog and Magog. Be alert and keep looking up, Christian friends! Our redemption draws near! (Luke 21:28)