NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Hamas: Israel won’t be able to sleep in peace
August 8, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “The Hamas terror organization on Tuesday afternoon slammed Israel’s reaction to terrorists firing at IDF soldiers stationed near Gaza.
In a statement, Hamas said, ‘This is a serious event which will have difficult consequences. Israel will not be able to sleep at night. Their attack will not pass without them paying a price.’
Speaking to a Palestinian Authority news source, Hamas
officials estimated that Israel’s elimination of terrorists would cause the
Egyptian effort to broker a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to
fail…” (Wrong Hamas – “Lord, how are they increased that trouble
me! many are they that rise up against me.
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God.
Selah. But thou, O Lord, art a shield
for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he
heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. I
laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of
people, that have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou
hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth
of the ungodly. Salvation belongeth unto
the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.- Psalm 3:1-8.)
Hamas: Western Wall belongs to Muslims
August 16, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “The Hamas terror organization has decried any religious or historical connection between the Jewish People and the Land of Israel.
Hamas’ Falestine newspaper on Saturday will publish a special edition dealing with the Western Wall, which is called Kotel Al-Buraq in Arabic.
It will discuss the Wall’s geography, which according to Falestine is ‘the first line of defense for Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Another section, the paper will discuss the laws and
agreements which make the Wall Islamic, and claim that any harm to it is a war
crime. The paper will also discuss ‘crimes’ against the Western Wall and
Israel’s attempt to legitimize its rule over the site…” (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. See the next report.)
‘Jews have no right to pray on Temple Mount’
August 27, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “The national and Islamic forces in the Ramallah district, the supreme coordinating body of the Palestinian Arab organizations, are calling for the establishment of a ‘popular defense committee’ to protect Palestinian Arabs from what they described as ‘daily settler attacks’ in Palestinian villages and cities and to ‘oppose them by all means possible.’
In a statement issued on Saturday, the national and Islamic forces condemned what they described as the Israeli attempts to change the status quo in the Al-Aqsa Mosque as a preparatory stage for dividing the use of the site between Muslims and Jews.
The statement emphasized that ‘there is no right for non-Muslims to pray at the site.’…”
‘The Palestinians’ goal is to wipe Israel off the map’
August 13, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “Deputy Minister Michael Oren (Kulanu) on Sunday responded to a demand by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to expel Israel from the United Nations in the wake of the approval of the Nationality Law.
‘The 137 countries that recognized a Palestinian state did so with the intention of advancing peace, and what are the Palestinians doing in response? They are appealing to the United Nations to demand that Israel be expelled from all international organizations. This time, the excuse is the enactment of the Nationality Law,’ he said.
‘Even without the Nationality Law, the goal of the
Palestinians was and remains the same – to wipe Israel off the map,’ the Deputy
Minister said. ‘Unfortunately, those 137 countries that recognized ‘Palestine’
are wrong to think that the PA’s activity is meant for peace.’…” (Israel is
here forever under the eternal rule of Christ in the New Jerusalem. All
Christians join with Israel for this joyous 1,000 years – “…I John saw the
holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a
bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven
saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them,
and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their
God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more
pain: for the former things are passed away” – Revelation 21:2 – 4. See the next report.)
Islamist organization: Join forces against Israel
August 14, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “The radical Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Islamic Liberation Party), which operates in Israel and in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, continues to preach for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate with Jerusalem as its capital.
Dr. Mus’ab Abu Arqoub, a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Information Ministry in ‘Palestine’, called on the Arab armies to free themselves from the ‘American tyrant’ and to move their forces to topple the Arab regimes as a first step towards action for the Islamic nation.
In his speech, Abu Arqoub turned directly to the armies of
Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey and asked them to fight the ‘allies of
Satan’, a reference to the United States…”
Nasrallah to Israel: We are stronger than you are
August 15, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday claimed that “Hezbollah is stronger than the Israeli army”.
“We will soon celebrate a victory on Syrian soil,” said the head of the Lebanon-based terrorist group in a televised speech marking the 12th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, while claiming that Israel has been “deterred” since being “defeated” by Hezbollah in 2006.
“12 years have passed and Israel is still threatening us with war. Israel talks about the strengthening of Hezbollah and its capabilities so much that one of the senior officers in Israel said that Hezbollah is the second most powerful army in the region after the IDF,” Nasrallah continued.
“Let me tell this senior officer: Hezbollah is stronger than the Israeli army, the resistance in Lebanon is stronger than the Israeli army in capabilities, in experience and courage,” he boasted, before accusing Israel of being an inseparable part of the war in Syria, claiming, “They supplied weapons to the rebel forces.”…” (Baseless boasting. The nations may say: “…Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance” – Psalm 83:4. It won’t work — “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off” – Isaiah 56:5.)