NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Gaza Youths Encouraged to Attack Israelis at Hamas Camp
February 3, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “A newly released video clip from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows footage from a youth camp organized by the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s so-called ‘military wing’.
The video shows young cadets demonstrating military skills, such as use of weapons, and simlulating the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier. MEMRI’s clip was put together using footage from Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV and from various Internet channels.
In the clip, Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar is seen encouraging the youths to use the weapons in their hands in the ‘war for the liberation of Palestine’.
‘They have embraced the verse: ‘Kill them wherever you may find them,’ and they have abandoned the slogans about the 1967 borders, the 1948 borders, the Oslo borders, and the Camp David borders… They have fought, they are fighting, and they are preparing themselves for all of Palestine,’ he says.
A clip released by MEMRI last year shows a televised graduation ceremony for a similar Hamas youth camp in Gaza. At the ceremony, suicide terror attacks against the ‘Zionist enemy’ were glorified by Hamas officials…” (Horrendous days are ahead for Israel. Why? Because Satan has always stood against the Jews – I Chronicles 21:1. Great persecution for God’s chosen people and Christians is already in full swing in much of the globe and will soon reach America and Canada. Jesus predicted the future for His elect people, the Jews and Christians: “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” – Matthew 24:9; “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” – Matthew 24:21, 22; “… I will give them an everlasting name…” Isaiah 55:6. In May, I will prove with God’s Word the following: Coming Soon: The Judeo-Christian New World Order. See the next 4 reports.)
Arabs Attack with Sticks in Haifa, Shout ‘Slaughter the Jew’
January 27, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “Several young Arab assailants armed with rubber straps, sticks and rocks entered the Hadar neighborhood in Haifa on Sunday, where they began beating passersby with the sticks and shouting ‘slaughter the Jew’ in Arabic.
According to one of the testimonies from the attack, at around 11 p.m. the Arab youths arrived at Michael Street in the neighborhood and started threatening haredi residents on the street, with the sticks in their hands.
The haredi passersby fled from the threat of the Arab assailants, taking shelter in a Talmud Torah religious school, and from there they called up police forces who quickly arrived on the scene.
However, one of the residents who was coming home from a synagogue was less fortunate, as the Arab attackers began raining blows on him with the sticks and rocks.
Within minutes, police had arrested the attackers, and it became clear that they were minors. Police investigators from the Coastal District have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the attack…”
PA Cleric on TV Calls Jews ‘Apes and Pigs, Slaves of Deities’
February 6, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “While the Palestinian Authority (PA) is commonly touted in international circles as a ‘moderate’ alternative to its unity partner Hamas, a PA cleric’s sermon broadcast on official PA TV last Friday put any doubts about the organization’s virulent Islamic anti-Semitism to rest.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) exposed and translated the sermon made on the Muslim day of rest, in which the cleric demonized Jews as ‘apes and pigs’ in classic Muslim anti-Semitic trope, and likewise called them the ‘slaves of deities.’
‘Many Muslims are being harmed these days by a group whose hearts were sealed by Allah. ‘He made of them (Jews) apes and pigs and slaves of deities,’ the cleric can be seen saying, quoting the Koran (5:60).
He added ‘they are harming the livelihood of the believers (Muslims)…they withhold their (Palestinian Arabs’) money and collect interest on it.’
PMW points out that in no less than three places (Suras 2:65, 5:60 and 7:166) the Koran says Allah turned Jews into apes and/or pigs…”
Iranian Official Calls to ‘Wipe Out the Zionist Regime’
January 27, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “Iran is continuing to threaten to retaliate against Israel for an airstrike last week, in which Iran’s General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was killed.
On Monday, a senior official in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, General Ramezan Sharif, declared that the airstrike ‘will accelerate the collapse of the Zionist regime.’
‘Undoubtedly, the bloods shed in the front of awakening the Islamic Ummah have provided the ground more than ever for wiping out the Zionist regime,’ Sharif said in Tehran, according to the Fars news agency.
He called on Muslim states to unite and said that the Islamic countries should desist from provoking rifts and use all their capacities to fight ‘the child-killing Zionist regime’ instead.
Another Iranian official, General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, said that the airstrike justified ‘striking painful blows at the Zionist regime.’
Naqdi warned ‘the Zionists’ that they would soon be forced to leave ‘the occupied Palestinian territories’, and added, according to Fars, ‘They will not experience tranquility, these bloods will not remain without a response and they should remain fully alerted until complete annihilation of the Zionist regime.’…”
Arab official: Hamas may join Hezbollah to attack Israel
January 29, 2015 — The Times of Israel reports: “Hamas may join Hezbollah in fighting against Israel in an effort to cozy up to Iran, a senior intelligence official from an Arab country said Wednesday, as an Israeli army patrol on the northern border came under fire from the Lebanese terror group in a major escalation of cross-border hostilities.
The official, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said Hamas support could include firing rockets out of Gaza at southern Israeli cities, opening a second front as Israel deals with fire from Lebanon and Syria.
The official said Hamas had made clear in recent days its support for Hezbollah’s right to respond to an airstrike earlier this month that killed its top commander in the Syrian Golan Heights, along with an Iranian general and at least five others…”