IDF Releases More Info on 2007 Syria Nuclear Facility Attack

As you know, Israel has confirmed they destroyed a nuclear facility in Syria in 2007.  The IDF is now releasing additional information, including pictures of the aircraft and pilots who flew the mission:

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All photos credited to the IDF


The IDF has also posted an interesting article regarding the intelligence-gathering effort that took place prior to the attack.  Read The intel operation behind the attack on the Syrian nuclear facility in 2007.

Questions are flying:  After many years of neither confirming nor denying military action, why now?  Why over 10 years later?  What does it matter at this point?

I’m sure there is more depth to the answers than what I know, but my take on it is this: There is at least one other known nuclear facility in Syria, and Benjamin Netanyahu and other government officials have stated time and time again Israel will not allow their enemies to become nuclear-armed.  Thus, Israel seems to be sending a message to the world that, if necessary, they will take action against that nuclear facility as well.  Of course, despite the fact there are many nations and terrorist groups committing incredible atrocities in Syria, Israel will be castigated by nations around the world if they take action in Syria.  I believe they are sending a warning and laying down a level of resistance to those who will condemn them.

Pray for wisdom!  Israel faces big time challenges.  Do they attack and risk alienating their friends and allies, or do they sit tight, hoping the world community wakes up to the danger posed to Israel and comes to their aid?  I have a sickening feeling they believe the former rather than the later.  Regardless, these are trying times for those making critical decisions.  Please pray for Benjamin Netanyahu, his Defense and Intelligence teams, and those in decision-making positions.  Pray, also, that the US will continue to stand strongly with Israel.

Blessings, friends!

Hamas Attempts to Reuse Old Terror Tunnel, IDF Responds

Saturday night the IDF discovered evidence that Hamas was attempting to revitalize an old terror tunnel previously destroyed by the IDF.

Read the IDF’s report, IDF Thwarts Hamas Attempt to Renew Old Terror Tunnel, then pray for the Lord to continue granting them diligence and discernment to find and neutralize tunnels meant to be the gateway for harm to Israel and the Jewish people.  May they see the Lord as their stronghold as they triumph over Hamas.

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
Deliver me from those who do iniquity
And save me from men of bloodshed.
But You, O Lord, laugh at them;
You scoff at all the nations.
Because of his strength I will watch for You,
For God is my stronghold.
My God in His lovingkindness will meet me;
God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes.
~Psalm 59:1-2, 8-10

Juniper Cobra 2018: A Continuing Success

The US is represented by over 2,000 military personnel in Israel for Juniper Cobra 2018, a joint military exercise with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  All is going well, and the operation is being deemed a success at present.

Here is a report of the latest action in Israel:

Continue praying for the troops involved, and for wisdom of military leaders as they direct these exercises.