You Won’t See This on the News

Check out this photo, then take a guess at what is happening in this scene:

From the Israel Defense Forces’ FB page:

When this small child's life was at risk, our soldiers were there to help. 

At 5:30am, a Palestinian family brought their daughter—unconscious and unable to breathe—to a nearby IDF base in search of help. The soldiers immediately responded and performed first aid at this critical moment. 

Shortly after, the child was transferred to a hospital by the Palestinian Red Crescent for further treatment. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Yes, despite occasional Palestinian rockets from Gaza and existential threats from other areas, the IDF never misses a chance to save a human life…even that of a Palestinian. Tikkun Olam (making the world a better place) is ingrained into the Israeli mindset. As individuals and as a nation, it seems Israel consistently looks for ways to make things better.

It is very important to understand that Israel’s battle is not against the Palestinian people. It is against the rogue rulers of the Palestinian people, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen, and other radically extreme terrorist groups who wish to wipe Israel off the map.

Just this morning our virtual tour visited Samaria. That is a part of Israel in which Jews and Palestinians live and work peacefully side-by-side. Instances such as the one depicted above occur more often than we can imagine. Yet, the news cycle is filled only with violent conflict.

Praise God for the mercy shown daily by the IDF. Will you take a moment right now to pray for both Jews and Palestinians, that the Lord will grant peace in the hearts of those living peacefully together, and that He will protect the innocent? We could all use a sprinkle of tikkun olam! Thank you!

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