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Trend Update: Incoming from Gaza, July 2018

Posted in Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2018 by paulthepoke

Zephaniah 2:4-5 For Gaza shall be deserted, and Ashkelon shall become a desolation; Ashdod’s people shall be driven out at noon, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left.

See also Ezekiel 25:15-17

Developing Breaking Story…

See link below for additional analysis.

July 14, 2018: It has been an active day in Israel near the Gaza Strip. Currently, over 200 mortars and missiles have been launched into Israel from Gaza. A neighborhood and synagogue in Sderot have been damaged with injuries. Here is a recap provided by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) via Twitter.

 

In the tweet below, here is a list of Israeli towns that have come under red alert sirens.

 

Here is Israel’s response courtesy of the IDF twitter feed.

 

“The Hamas terror group is responsible for everything that goes on in and from the Gaza Strip and it will bear the responsibility for the situation,” IDF Spokesperson.

“The IDF hit Hamas with the harshest blow since Operation Protective Edge and we will intensify our reaction as much as necessary. If Hamas does not understand the message today, it will understand tomorrow,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

See Prime Minister Netanyahu’s complete remarks below.

 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-over-174-mortar-shells-rockets-fired-at-israel-on-saturday/

 

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Trend Update: Hamas Attacks Israeli Preschool, May 2018

Posted in Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2018 by paulthepoke

Zephaniah 2:4-5 For Gaza shall be deserted, and Ashkelon shall become a desolation; Ashdod’s people shall be driven out at noon, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left.

Developing Breaking Story…

Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90

May 29, 2018: Hamas and Islamic Jihad continue to fire multiple rounds of mortar shells into southern Israel. Sirens continue to blare across southern Israel. This is reported to be the heaviest amount of Gaza mortar fire in close to four years.

 

“Israel will extract a heavy price from anyone who tries to harm it,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Outrage was expressed by politicians across Israel. The largest grievance filed was over Hamas targeting a preschool.

“Shooting mortars at a preschool crosses a serious red line. We cannot allow terrorist organizations to hurt and undermine the security of the children and other residents of the Gaza envelope towns.” Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein

See video link for additional geography and analysis.

 

UN Mideast Envoy Nickolay Mladenov expressed condemnation over targeting a preschool.

“…deeply concerned by the indiscriminate firing of rockets by Palestinian militants from Gaza towards communities in southern Israel…. hit in the immediate vicinity of a kindergarten and could have killed or injured children. Such attacks are unacceptable and undermine the serious efforts by the international community to improve the situation in Gaza.” UN Mideast Envoy Nickolay Mladenov

 

Israel is responding…

Prime Minister Netanyahu took the time to address Israeli concerns with Iran in the northern part of Israel in the Golan Heights.

“We will not allow Iran to entrench itself in Syria and act against us, and to manufacture weapons in Lebanon. Iran needs to leave Syria entirely. In any event, we will act according to our interests, with or without understandings. We will defend ourselves by ourselves, since we are determined to ensure our future.” -Benjamin Netanyahu

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Netanyahu-Israel-will-respond-with-great-force-to-mortar-attacks-558619

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Edelstein-Palestinians-launching-mortars-at-preschool-crosses-a-red-line-558610

 

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Trend Update: Israel & Hamas Clash in Gaza Strip, February 2018

Posted in Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 25:15-17 Thus says the Lord God, “Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,” therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast. I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they will know that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.”

See also Zephaniah 2:5-7.

Philistia or the Philistines are the people who make up what is the modern-day Gaza Strip. This group is associated with Hamas and Sunni Muslims.

Click on video link for geography and additional analysis.

February 2018: Living conditions in the Gaza Strip continue to decline. Fuel for electricity continues to be in short supply. Currently there is only enough fuel to accommodate 4 hours of electricity per day. With the lack of electricity, hundreds of tons of food are spoiling.

The World Health Organization has recently delivered 5+ tons of medical supplies, medicine, and equipment. As a result, labs and blood supplies are being severely hampered.

Gaza is reported to 14 hospitals. 300,000 patients are in need of care. Over 6,000 health care workers have not been paid since the summer of 2014. Doctors who have been out of practice for over 10 years are returning to work free of charge to fill the gaps.

https://reliefweb.int/report/occupied-palestinian-territory/who-delivers-life-saving-medicines-and-supplies-gaza-february

February 17, 2018: Palestinians rigged an explosive device to a Palestinian flag on the border with Israel. An explosion occurred when Israeli troops attempted to remove the flag. Four Israeli soldiers were injured.

“The incident on the Gaza border was a very serious one. We will respond in kind. I am sending to the wounded my wishes for a speedy recovery,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel wasted no time responding. The terrorist organization Hamas was targeted. Tunnels, military compounds, and ammunition sites were destroyed.

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2018/02/18/four-soldiers-wounded-two-seriously-in-severe-terror-attack-on-gaza-border/

Israel has military considerations in the south with the Gaza Strip and in the north with the Golan Heights.

Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. -Jesus

 

Trend Update: Israel Smokes Iranian Drone, F-16 Shot Down, February 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2018 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and will become a fallen ruin.

Isaiah 17:9 In that day their strong cities will be like the deserted places of the wooded heights and the hilltops, which they deserted because of the children of Israel, and there will be desolation.

Military operations and tensions are escalating quickly in the Golan Heights and Damascus, Syria.

Damascus is taking serious Israeli fire. Syria has responded by firing missiles into Israel. Defense sirens were blaring in the Golan Heights region as a result.

See video link below for geography and additional analysis.

Israel is claiming to have launched an offensive into Syria which includes 12 targets (3 Syrian SA5 and SA17 air defense batteries, 4 Iranian targets). The IDF is tweeting about the response. See the link below for tweets related to the incident.

Jonathan Conricus is the Spokesman & Head of Social Media of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

https://twitter.com/LTCJonathan

 

Israel has released video of shooting down an Iranian drone. The IDF claims the Iranian drone breeched Israeli airspace. Armored personnel operating the drone were destroyed as well. Israel reports the activity took place at 4:30 a.m. from an Apache attack helicopter. See the link below with video of the drone and personnel destruction.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/WATCH-Israel-downs-Iranian-drone-destroys-its-operating-base-542213

Iran is denying the claim Israel shot down one of their drones. Iran states the notion is “ridiculous”.

F16 Debka

Photo: Debka

An Israeli F-16 has been shot down during the incident. The F-16 remains are located near a village in Harduf. The area has been secured for investigation.The pilots ejected from the fighter jet. One pilot is in serious but stable condition. The other pilot sustained mild injuries.

“Iran and Syria are playing with fire. The results of our strikes are not yet fully known to them (Iran), and they may be surprised when they discover what we targeted,” IDF Brigadier General Ronen Manelis.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israeli-Air-Force-strikes-Iranian-targets-in-Syria-542191

 

Hezbollah has issued a statement indicating a “new strategic phase” in response to Israel. Hezbollah is believed to possess 130,000 to 150,000 short, medium, and long-range missiles. These include the M-600 missiles with a range of about 300 kilometers (180 miles) and a 450-500 kilogram warhead; plus the Syrian B302 missiles with a range of about 100 kilometers (60 miles) and a 175kg warhead.

“Today’s developments mean the old equations have categorically ended.”

 

Hamas has issued a declaration placing their military wing on high alert.

“The al-Qassam brigades announce high alert among members in order to defend against any Zionist aggression.”

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Rockets-missiles-and-more-Predicting-the-third-Lebanon-war-542171

Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel was closed for about 15-20 minutes. Services have been restored to normal operation.

Russia is requesting all parties involved to show restraint.

http://www.jpost.com/

 

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Trend Update: Palestinian’s Abbas Ready for Peace with Israel, May 2017

Posted in Gaza Strip/Philistia, Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on May 12, 2017 by paulthepoke

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

May 12, 2017: Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority has changed his mind. Apparently the meeting last week in Washington D.C. between President Abbas and President Trump had quite an impact. Mahmoud Abbas states his willingness for peace with Israel is “unprecedented”.

Abbas made the following statement after meeting with Trump in DC.

“We believe that we are capable and able to bring about success to our efforts, because, Mr. President, you have the determination and you have the desire to see it come to fruition and become successful.”  -Palestinian Authority President Abbas

Abbas has stated he is ready to reach a peace deal with Israel. Multiple statements of flexibility have been noted by Abbas in the past week. He is ready to negotiate peace talks with Israel without pre conditions under the direction of President Trump.

Palestinian advisers are apparently willing to swap land with Israel. The Palestinians are allegedly acknowledging West Bank settlements will remain part of Israel in the potential peace agreement.

President Trump for his part states he is committed to negotiating for peace between the two parties.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has not said much publically on the issue.

Peace talks look to resume after May 22, 2017 after Trump’s trip to the Middle East region.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Abbas-has-decided-to-sign-peace-deal-with-Israel-490530

Last week after Abbas and Trump met in DC, the terrorist group Hamas has stated Abbas does not represent Palestine. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri stated Abbas has no authority to negotiate. Hamas also calls Israel “illegal”.

Sami Abu Zuhri Israel National News

“No one has authorized Mahmoud Abbas to represent the Palestinian people and no one is obligated to any position he’s issued. We reject Abbas’s statement that all final status issues are solvable, because national rights belong to all Palestinians and no one person can relinquish them.” -Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri

President Abbas countered with the following statement, “Our strategic option is to bring about peace based on the vision of the two-state [solution], a Palestinian state with its capital of East Jerusalem that lives in peace and stability with the state of Israel, based on the borders of 1967.”

There appears to be a conflict in the message coming from Palestinian circles…

http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-rejects-abbas-peace-proposal-outline-to-trump/

 

The Bible makes the claim the time to be concerned is when peace and safety are at hand. Currently (May 2017), there is no Temple in Jerusalem for the antichrist to defile. There is no 10 nation federation or beast on the geo-political stage. The parties are talking about meeting to negotiate for peace…

That said, pay attention.

Trend Update: Israel & Palestinians Exchange Missiles in Gaza Strip, March 2017

Posted in Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 25:15-17 Thus says the Lord God, “Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,” therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast. I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they will know that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.”

Philistia or the Philistines are the people who make up what is the modern day Gaza Strip. This group is associated with Hamas and Sunni Muslims. If the United Nations gets it way, this will be part of the future nation of Palestine.

The reference to the Cherethites is thought to be a group of people from the island of Crete. Historically, they relocated to Philistia. At one time, the Cherethites were security for King David of Israel. The name in the Hebrew means “executioners”.

March 1, 2017: In the last few days, Israel has launched airstrikes against Palestinian resistance factions in the northern and central Gaza Strip. The airstrikes are in response to Palestinian rockets being fired into Israel. Rocket fire into Israel has been noted over the past couple of weeks.

Rockets fired into Israel by the Palestinians have not caused damage or injuries. Ordinance fired into the Gaza Strip by Israel has hit designated targets with destruction and injuries.

“We will not allow Israel to continue targeting resistance positions in Gaza. These moves are intended to escalate the situation,” Hamas said in a statement.

“Hamas will not accept the imposition of a new [military] equation on the Palestinian resistance,” the statement read.

http://muslimnews.co.uk/news/palestine/palestine-israeli-airstrikes-injure-4-palestinians-gaza-strip/

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We are not ready to accept any drizzle of rockets. We will respond to every [rocket] fired into our territory. That is what we did today and that is what we will also do in the future.”

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman stated, “We have no intention of continuing to absorb sporadic fire [from the Gaza Strip]. Hamas must take responsibility and relax.”

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Rocket-lands-near-Gaza-border-no-injuries-482698

Trend Update: Missiles Behaving Badly, August 2014

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2014 by paulthepoke

Isaiah 54:16-17 “Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and brings out a weapon for its work; and I have created the destroyer to ruin. No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

It would appear the context of the verses above is in a time of peace when the Holy One of Israel (Jesus, the Messiah) is leading. There will come a time when the wealth of God’s people will be in great abundance. Knowledge of God’s word will flow from Jerusalem. Protection from war will be without question. Security and peace will rule the day.

The Bible says Israel will go through difficult times before peace comes. It is referred to as a time of Jacob’s trouble. Jeremiah 30:6-7 Ask now, and see if a male can give birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, there is none like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s distress, but he will be saved from it.

Today (August 2014), God is still watching and protecting His people. Israel has returned to the land as promised. They will not be uprooted again. Amos 9:14-15 “Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, and they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; they will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, and make gardens and eat their fruit. I will also plant them on their land, and they will not again be rooted out from their land which I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.

Stories are emerging from both sides of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas that suggest there are other forces at work. Here are samples from both sides. It is not one side making these claims. Make what you want of it…

Watch Iron Dome in action as it intercepts incoming missiles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=_e9UhLt_J0g&app=desktop

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/israeli-soldier-testifies-to-miracle-in-gaza

http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/their-god-changes-path-of-rockets-in-mid-air

No weapon that is formed against you (Israel) will prosper. – LORD your God

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