Protests on Israel’s Border, and Now the War of Words

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Hamas leaders, Yahya Sinwar and Ismail Haniyeh (previous photo), are inciting Gazans to riot.  (AFP Photo/Mahmud Hams)

Hamas leaders continue insisting that the riots on Israel’s border with Gaza are “peaceful demonstrations.”  Now Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has jumped into the fray, accusing the IDF of massacring Gazans.

I can summarize it no better than Amir Tsarfati did in his post yesterday, entitled Netanyahu Defends “Most Moral Army in the World” .  PM Netanyahu returned very strong statements to Erdogan, implying that perhaps this is how April Fool’s Day is celebrated in Ankara (the Turkish capital).

I encourage you to read it and, again, determine whose account of the border events appear to be most accurate.  More importantly, though, pray for the spirit of God to work in that region.  This is not a battle between Israel and Hamas…it is a battle between demons and principalities, and the Host of Heaven’s Army.  While angels do battle in the heavenlies, it is our responsibility to do battle on our knees.  Be a faithful warrior!

The Truth behind Hamas’ “Peaceful Protests” on the Border with Israel

If you followed the news last week, you undoubtedly heard about the “peaceful protests” of the Hamas-led Palestinians on Israel’s border with Gaza.  Supposedly gathering on the border to campaign for the “right of return,” at the direction of a Hamas leader (Yahya Sinwar), tens of thousands of Palestinians were incited to riot.  Once at the border, they confronted the IDF with gun fire, rock throwing, Molotov Cocktails, attempts to infiltrate, and even sending a 7-year-old girl across the border.  (She was safely returned by the IDF.)

When the IDF responded, killing at least 10 terrorists (all males involved in the Hamas military wing or other terrorist groups), it of course, drew the ire of the UN Security Council who immediately blamed Israel and drafted a statement calling on Israel to practice restraint  and to allow for “demonstrations and protests” while also calling for an “independent” investigation of the IDF and its actions. The US exercised its veto power, blocking the statement.

So, whose story is correct…the Hamas/Palestinian leaders who are touting the “peaceful demonstration,”  or the IDF who is having to deal with the demonstrations?  Watch the video of live footage below and make up your own mind.

 

Expect protests and riots to continue through at least mid-May, leading up to Israel’s 70th anniversary of statehood.  Please pray for those who live near the border, and for wisdom on the part of IDF leaders who must make very critical decisions.  Pray also for the Lord to send warring angels to guard the border, and for every evil scheme to be thwarted.

Alarms Sounding in Israel Right Now…Please Pray

Alarms have just sounded in parts of Israel, indicating rockets launched, reportedly from the Gaza Strip.

Please pray, dear saints!

UPDATE:  After alarms went off on Sunday night in Israel, the IDF has now issued the “all clear.”  According to The Jerusalem Post, the Izzeldin Kassam Brigades (Hamas armed wing) carried out a military exercise throughout the Gaza Strip on Sunday, including test firing two missiles into the Mediterranean Sea.  However, it was apparently gunfire that triggered alarms and the Iron Dome was activated.  Tensions have been growing near the Gaza Strip, but all seems to be settled at this point.

Thanks for praying!

Why There is No Peace Treaty between Israel and the Palestinians

A 30-second explanation as to why there is not a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians:

Okay, it’s a crazy question, but would you sign a peace agreement with someone who wants to murder you?

Thankfully, the US has FINALLY enacted the Taylor Force Act, denying taxpayer funds to the Palestinian Authority until they stop paying terrorists!  Praise God for that.

Will you take a moment right now to praise God for the passage of that bill?  Give the Lord praise for His guidance, and American lawmakers’ obedience in taking a bold stand with Israel!