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Trend Update: Ceasefire Holding Near Golan Heights, July 2017

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2017 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 2:13 And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up, against all the oaks of Bashan

Bashan is the modern day Golan Heights. This would be the area in the far north east corner of modern day Israel. This place is south of modern day Damascus, Syria. Geographical land marks would include a region east of the Jordan River and north of the Arnon River. This territory extended from Gilead in the south to Mount Hermon on the north.

 

The following groups are currently located in the Golan region: Syrian Government forces supported by Russia, ISIS, rebel forces supported by the United States, and Israeli forces.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the United States’ Donald Trump agreed to a cease fire in southwest Syria on July 7, 2017. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended the meeting as well as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson said there was a “defined agreement” between the parties. The meeting between Trump and Putin lasted two hours and 16 minutes.

“This is our first indication of the US and Russia being able to work together in Syria,” Tillerson said.

The ceasefire started in the de-escalation zone at noon Damascus time, July 9, 2017.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/07/politics/syria-ceasefire-us-russia-tillerson/index.html

July 10, 2017: UN peace talks regarding Syria started in Geneva. The ceasefire has generally held despite “teething problems”.

The ceasefire is for three provinces in southern Syria. Four “de-escalation zones” or “baskets” have been established. But these baskets have not been implemented or enforced.

The sticking point in the negotiations is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“The specter that is hanging over all of that is the fate of Bashar al-Assad. I think it is fair to say that this is one area where the two sides are still diametrically opposed – whether Assad should be allowed to stay or whether he should go,” Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/syria-ceasefire-holding-geneva-talks-envoy-170710155854227.html

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has expressed concern about Iran and its terrorist proxies Hezbollah from moving into the region during the ceasefire. Hezbollah is from Lebanon. Israel wants the United States and Russia to enforce a buffer zone in southwest Syria. Israel buffer

“I had deep discussions about this last week with US Secretary of State Tillerson and with Russian Vladimir Putin. Both told me that they understand Israel’s position and will take our demands into account,” Prime Minister Netanyahu.

bibi“For our part, we will continue to monitor developments beyond our borders while strongly upholding our red lines: prevent the strengthening of Hezbollah via Syria, with emphasis on the acquisition of precision weapons; prevent Hezbollah — or Iranian forces — from establishing a ground presence along our border; and prevent the establishment of an Iranian military presence in Syria as a whole,” Benjamin Netanyahu.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/09/middleeast/syria-ceasefire-begins/index.html

 

 

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Trend Update: Israel/Syria Exchange Fire in Golan Heights, September 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on September 13, 2016 by paulthepoke

Joshua 21:27 To the sons of Gershon, one of the families of the Levites, from the half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave Golan in Bashan, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, and Be-eshterah with its pasture lands; two cities.

The Golan Heights has always been a hot spot of contention for the nation of Israel from their beginning. This was the case during the time of Moses 1,500 years before Christ. Here we are approximately 3,500 years later…

Military activity has picked up during the last month in the Golan Heights.

August 22, 2016: Israel launched air strikes on positions in Syria. This was in response to stray shells from fighting in Syria. A “Syrian army launcher” was destroyed. Nobody was reported as injured.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/08/22/481246/israel-golan-syria-airstrike

September 4, 2016: Syria shoots mortars into Israel in the Golan Heights. Israel did not report of any damage. “In response to mortar fire earlier today, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) targeted cannons of the Syrian regime in the northern Syrian Golan Heights,” the military statement read.

https://www.rt.com/news/358251-israel-syria-retaliation-strikes/

September 12, 2016: Syria states they have shot down two (2) Israeli jets near the Golan Heights. The Syrians also claim to have shot down a drone. “Early this morning, two missiles were launched from Syria after the IAF targeted Syrian artillery positions,” a spokesperson said. “IDF aircraft were not harmed.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/09/13/latest-syria-army-claims-shooting-down-2-israeli-planes.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syrian-war-shoots-down-israeli-aircraft-in-disputed-golan-heights-assad-netanyahu-a7239731.html

September 13, 2016: Syria fires three more mortars into the Golan Heights. Injuries were not reported. This was the sixth incident of fire to take place in the last week. Israel responded by striking Syria positions in their country. Syria has requested the United Nations Security Council to sanction Israel over strikes in its territory.

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/diplomacy-defense/125275-160913-idf-denies-syrian-army-claim-it-shot-down-two-israeli-military-aircraft

 

 

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