ISRAEL UNDER FIRE
Over 22,570 rockets fired at Israel since Gaza Disengagement
May 20, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “Since the 2005 Disengagement from Gush Katif and the subsequent takeover of the area by the Hamas terror group, over 22,570 rockets and mortars have been fired at Israel, data from Shabak (Israel Security Agency) shows.
The YESHA Council compiled the Shabak data on the rocket attacks. The data shows that the Disengagement led to a significant rise in the number of rocket attacks: In the five years prior to the Disengagement, less than 2,000 rockets were fired at Israel, but in the five years following it, approximately 10,000 rockets were fired.
During the years in which larger numbers of rockets were fired from Gaza, these led Israel to open war, which in turn caused a rise in the number of barrages.
The data also showed that not a single year passed in which Gaza terror groups did not fire rockets at Israeli civilians…” (Benjamin Netanyahu has stated: “If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.” See the next report.)
Over 100 rockets fired at Tel Aviv and Eilat, Hamas launches suicide drones
May 13, 2021 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Hamas launched suicide drones laden with explosives into Israel on Thursday. At least two exploded in the air somewhere in central Israel.
The drone attack came as over 100 long-range rockets were fired in the direction of Tel Aviv, central Israel and as far South as Eilat. Four people were injured.
The rocket attack came as the IDF prepares for a possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. Plans for a ground offensive are scheduled to be presented to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi for approval later on Thursday…”
IDF pilot suspects children in vicinity, calls off airstrike
May 17, 2021 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The IDF repeatedly claims to do everything in its power in order to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza while operating in a complicated reality where Hamas seemingly uses civilians as human shields.
Faced by international criticism and allegations of indiscriminately striking targets in the Gaza Strip without distinguishing between Hamas officials and civilians, the IDF has decided to publish operational documentation that shows that the truth of the matter is that avoiding hurting civilians is in fact an active and daily aspect of IDF operational reality.
Video and audio recordings of Israeli Air Force (IAF) pilots released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit Sunday show pilots calling off an airstrike after noticing civilians, including children, in the area…” (Israel does all that it can to protect civilians – Hamas uses civilians to protect their missiles; placing them next to schools and in residential neighborhoods. Golda Meir has been quoted as saying: “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
Jesus says: …whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea – Mark 9:42; and Suffer [allow] little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 19:14. See the next report.)
Palestinians Bombard Own People; 20% of Hamas Rockets Land in Gaza
May 19, 2021 — Breitbart.com reports: “Palestinian terrorists are bombarding their own people, as 700 of the rockets fired from Gaza by Hamas and other terror groups — some 20% of the total — land in Gaza, often killing innocent Palestinian civilians whose deaths are wrongly blamed on Israel.
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) concluded Wednesday that an airstrike on the first day of fighting that killed a family of eight in the Beit Hanoun area was not an Israeli operation, but a Palestinian rocket gone awry, a frequent occurrence in the ongoing war…”
Netanyahu: We will inflict blows Hamas has not dreamt of
May 12, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at Wolfson Hospital in Holon to visit Israeli citizens who were wounded by strikes from Hamas rockets.
‘I came here to Wolfson Hospital to visit Orin, a little girl who suffered an injury that could have been fatal, and with the wonderful work of people in the place and of the doctors here she survived. Next to her is a child who is being treated from Gaza – and that shows you all the difference between the people of our culture and the people of darkness,’ Netanyahu declared.
He wanted to send a message to Hamas in Gaza. ‘I said yesterday that these sons of darkness, the terrorists of Hamas and Islamic Jihad – who have blood on their heads.’
‘A little while ago, we eliminated senior commanders in the Hamas General Staff, including the Gaza Brigadier General and other commanders. This is just the beginning, we will inflict blows on them that they have not dreamt of,’ Netanyahu said.” (Prime Minister Netanyahu is correct. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him – Psalm 2:1-12. See the next report.)
Hamas celebrates truce ‘victory,’ warns of future resistance against Israel
May 21, 2021 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The fragile Israel-Hamas ceasefire that went into effect in the Gaza Strip at 2 a.m. on Friday seemed to hold throughout the morning as Palestinians shared footage of clashes and mass celebrations in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank.
Clashes near the Damascus Gate erupted just hours after the Egyptian-mediated truce went into effect…
Khalil al-Hayya, Hamas’s deputy leader in Gaza, declared, ‘Today the resistance declares victory over our enemies. Praise be to God who postponed our meal so that we can rejoice in two joys, the joy of Eid [al-Fitr] and the joy of victory.’
Al-Hayya’s house was demolished by IDF in the last week during Operation Guardian of the Walls.
Reuters confirmed that a Hamas official said Israel must end its violations in Jerusalem and address damages from the bombardment of Gaza following the ceasefire.
‘It is true the battle ends today but Netanyahu and the whole world should know that our hands are on the trigger and we will continue to grow the capabilities of this resistance,’ said Ezzat El-Reshiq, a member of the Hamas political bureau…”
Senior Hamas leader: Israel doesn’t have the right to exist
May 25, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar told Sky News in an interview that Israel does not have a right to exist since it is located on ‘occupied territory’.
In a wide-ranging interview which aired on Sunday, the first he has given to any broadcaster since the ceasefire in Gaza was announced, Zahar also flat out denied that Hamas had fired rockets from civilian areas, despite evidence to the contrary provided by Israel.
‘No. No single rockets were sent from a civilian area. Most of the rockets were from the border… no single civilian area. You give me an example of how we are going to bring rockets and to put them on the roof (of buildings)?’ he said…” (Almighty God has stated: …I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off – Isaiah 56:5. Everlasting means everlasting. God promised to Abraham in Genesis 22:17: …in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the starts of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore… And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever – Deuteronomy 4:37 – 40. See the next report.)
Iran IRGC head: Israel can be destroyed in one operation
May 6, 2021 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Maj.-Gen. Hossein Salami said that Israel ‘security’ has been eroded, and its safety ‘bubble’ burst in the last few months in a wide-ranging television interview.
He bragged at length about how the ‘Zionist regime’ is supposedly in the midst of security, political and social disintegration. He then claimed that Israel has suffered strikes against its maritime interests, cybersecurity vulnerabilities and other security setbacks, including mysterious explosions and a rocket that flew over Dimona.
Salami pointed to a string of incidents over the last several months, appearing to take credit for them. He said that a mysterious explosion in Israel, allegedly at a rocket factory on April 20, was a huge explosion that he said ‘resembled that of a nuclear explosion.’
This is part of a domino effect, which has included cyberattacks on Israel, ‘the killing of Mossad operatives in northern Iraq’ and threats to a chemical factory in Haifa and Ben-Gurion Airport. His interview was headlined in most major Iranian media on Thursday, receiving front-page coverage…”
Abbas: We’ll strengthen our grip on eastern Jerusalem
May 5, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday headed a PA cabinet meeting in Ramallah.
Speaking at the meeting, Abbas said that Jerusalem and the protection of the holy sites of Islam and Christianity are the most prominent issues of the Palestinian national enterprise.
He added that the ‘bare arms and chests’ of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem proved to everyone that the Palestinians are capable of dealing with the ‘occupation’ and forcing their will on it…” (930 times God promises Jerusalem forever to the Jews. Soon all Hell will break loose in the Middle East. Joel 3:2 warns today’s politicians that World War III occurs because of parting God’s land. It won’t succeed. Christ will return, stop the horrendous war and reign over the world from the Throne of David in Jerusalem forever – Revelation 11:18; Luke 1:32, 33. Psalm 122:6 – Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.)
Jordan: The Temple Mount belongs to Muslims only
May 4, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “The Jordanian Foreign Ministry on Monday sent an official protest memorandum to Israel demanding that it stop what it defined as ‘the provocations in the Al-Aqsa Mosque’ and respect the historical and legal status quo and authority of the Waqf.
The ministry condemned Israel for permitting ‘extremists to enter the mosque under Israeli security for the last ten days of Ramadan.’
Dhaifallah Al-Fayez, spokesman for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, called Israel’s actions in Jerusalem ‘a blatant violation of the historical and legal status quo, international law and the obligations of Israel, the occupying power, in East Jerusalem and the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the sanctity of Ramadan.’
Al-Fayez emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its entire area of 144 dunams is a place of worship for Muslims only, and that the Jordanian Waqf has the sole authority to manage all the affairs of the mosque and regulate entry in accordance with international law and the historical and legal situation…” (In Genesis 22:1-14 God commanded Abraham to bring his son Isaac to the land of Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice there. As he was about to complete the sacrifice, God stopped him and provided a ram as a substitutionary sacrifice. In I Chronicles 21:18 – 26, King David purchased this mount so he could build an altar to offer a sacrifice when he confessed his sin. This was the location where the angel of the Lord was commanded to stop the destruction of Jerusalem [I Chronicles 21:15]. In II Chronicles 3:1, King Solomon built the First Temple on Mount Moriah, this was started in 966 BC. This Temple stood until 586 BC when it was destroyed by the Babylonians. The Second Temple was built in 516 BC and enlarged by Herod the Great in 12 BC. It stood until it was destroyed by the Romans in AD 70. The Dome of the Rock was built in AD 692, and the Al Aqsa Mosque was not built until AD 705. It is obvious who has the rightful claim to the Temple Mount.)
Iran’s Khamenei Backs Palestinians: Urges Violent ‘Confrontation’ with ‘Criminal’ Israelis
May 12, 2021 — Breitbart.com reports: “Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday took to social media and urged Palestinians to attack Israel through their armed Hamas wing, calling for them to ‘stand strong’ and ‘confront the enemy’ as terror rockets rained down on Tel Aviv.
‘Palestinians are awake and determined. They must continue this path. One can only talk with the language of power with these criminals,’ Khamenei wrote on Twitter.
‘They must increase their strength, stand strong, confront the enemy, and force them to stop their crimes,’ he added…” (They may threaten Israel, but Psalm 121 states: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Notice especially verse 4 – Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. During his confrontation with the prophets of Baal, Elijah mocked the prophets after they were unable to get a response from Baal. I Kings 18:27 states: And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. God does not sleep, and He will preserve Israel. See the next report.)
Palestinian Terror Leader Thanks Iran for Funds, Rockets Used to ‘Pound Tel Aviv’
May 14, 2021 — Breitbart.com reports: “Last week, Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist leader Ramez Al-Halabi expressed gratitude to the Islamic regime of Iran, attributing the source of the Gaza terror group’s arsenal and funding to the oppressive Islamic Republic of Iran.
In an interview that aired Friday on Al-Ahd TV (Iraq), Al-Halabi bragged of the assistance his terrorist group receives from Iran.
‘The mujahideen [holy warriors or ‘jihadis’] in Gaza and in Lebanon use Iranian weapons to strike the Zionists,’ he said.
In addition, he added, Gaza terrorists are trained by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iranian funds are used to purchase weapons to be used in Gaza and Lebanon…”