NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Report: Hamas launched war against Israel – on Turkey’s orders
August 24, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Hamas launched a war against Israel on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s orders, the Bulgarian Military reported, quoting Greece’s Pentapostagma.
According to the report, the launch came while Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh met with Erdogan in Istanbul. Haniyeh’s deputy, Saleh al-Aruri, and Turkey’s Deputy Secretary of Intelligence, Kan Fidan, also attended the meeting, as did Erdogan’s chief aide Sefer Turan.
The report also claimed that the AKP is launching another proxy war for Erdogan, who wants to take over control of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
According to the Bulgarian Military, Hamas terrorists are planning attacks both in Israel and abroad.
The site also noted that a Turkish journalist accessed secret documents confirming a espionage activities in Greece and an illegal intelligence gathering by Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency, as well as by Turkish consulates. The first of the documents dates from March 2019, the site noted…” (The Middle East nations have a long history of calling for the destruction of Israel It will never happen. 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.)
US Vows to Ensure Israel’s ‘Military Edge’
August 25, 2020 — Voice of America News reports: “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the United States will ensure Israel’s military advantage in the Middle East under any potential U.S. arms deals with the United Arab Emirates.
‘The United States has a legal requirement with respect to qualitative military edge. We will continue to honor that,’ said Pompeo after his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
‘But we have a 20-plus year security relationship with the United Arab Emirates as well, where we have provided them with technical assistance and military assistance,’ he added.
The top U.S. diplomat’s trip to the Middle East comes after Washington helped broker the Israel-UAE deal earlier this month, a pact that Netanyahu said heralds a new era for the region.
But Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the deal is a ‘betrayal’ of Palestinians. The Israel-UAE deal is seen as breaking a tradition among most Arab countries not to make peace with Israel until Israel and the Palestinians make peace…” (According to GlobalFirepower.com, the United States has the highest Military Strength Rating, Israel is number 15, and Iran is number 21. Even if Iran were more powerful than Israel, history has shown us that when Israel is attacked by superior forces, the result is that Israel gets a new national holiday. Yahweh God has promised: …I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off – Isaiah 56:5.)
Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad call for ‘uprising’ after UAE-Israel deal
August 24, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Middle East needs an uprising similar to the Islamic Revolution in Iran that will unite the ‘resistance’ of the Islamic community against a ‘culture of defeat’ that has affected Arab regimes, Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s representative to Iran recently said.
Mehr News in Iran reported the discussion with Naser Abu Sharif of Islamic Jihad, which is backed by Tehran. A Hamas representative named Khalid al-Qaddumi was also present, the report said.
The Mehr News discussion attacked the ‘betrayal of the UAE in the signing of the agreement to normalize relations with the Zionist enemy.’ Qaddumi said that the agreement has crossed a redline and that Israel is now more secure than in the past.
The extremists asserted that Israel was like a criminal running free without anyone to put it on trial. He pointed out that when Egypt had signed a peace deal with Israel, the Arab League had suspended Egypt and moved its headquarters temporarily from Cairo. Egypt was readmitted to the Arab league in 1989…” (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.)
PA: Israel is ‘the main enemy’
August 18, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh on Tuesday blasted the normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, a move he called a blatant deviation from the Arab consensus as expressed in the Arab peace initiative.
Speaking at the start of the cabinet meeting, Shtayyeh said that the heart of the conflict with Israel focuses on land and peace must be based on the principle of withdrawal from the land ‘occupied’ in 1967.
The discourse on peace for peace, he argued, is an illusion and the principle of peace from a place of power will not lead to the establishment of peace, since peace must be built on justice, right and international legitimacy.
The Palestinians are ‘the landowners and we will remain loyal to our land,’ said Shtayyeh, who described Israel as a state founded by force on a colonialist basis…”
Former Hamas leader: Zionism is a foreigner in the region
August 25, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Former Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is claiming that the steadfastness of the Palestinian people, the success of the ‘resistance’ enterprise and the Palestinian consensus regarding opposition to the US ‘Deal of the Century’ and to the annexation and normalization plan are factors that will lead the Palestinians to liberation.
In a speech over the weekend, Mashaal said that the Islamic nation would succeed in the campaign against normalization with Israel, emphasizing that Hamas opposes any connection with the ‘occupation.’
The latest political moves, he claimed, are intended to eliminate the Palestinian issue through the Deal of the Century and present the ‘occupation’ as if it were part of the solution and not the enemy and the problem.
Mashaal argued that the ‘enemies’ of the Muslims do not want them to be a leading force or a partner and so they planted the Zionist enemy in the Middle East to serve the colonialist enterprise…” (Genesis 15:18 states: In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates and in Joshua 1:4 we read: From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. These verses encompass all of the land modern Israel currently possesses, plus all of the land of the Palestinians (the West Bank and Gaza), plus some of Egypt and Syria, plus all of Jordan, plus some of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Israel currently possesses only a fraction of the land God has promised.)
Nasrallah threatened to blow up Israel with same chemicals as Beirut blast
August 6, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened in the past to destroy Israel by causing a massive explosion in the port of Haifa using ammonia tanks that he said would be like a ‘nuclear’ explosion. In addition Hezbollah allegedly sought to acquire ammonium nitrate via Syria since 2009 and tried to infiltrate the agriculture ministry in Lebanon to do so, according to leaked diplomatic cables.
The archival footage has been circulating in the wake of the massive explosion in Lebanon that killed more than 100 and injured 4,000 and has left hundreds missing. It illustrates Hezbollah’s terrorist strategy of targeting civilians for mass murder, despite the organization’s claim that it is ‘resisting’ Israel by defending Lebanon.
A source quoted in a cache of leaked diplomatic cables and other reports noted that Hezbollah’s supply of some explosive material had been cut off over the last decade. Hezbollah also allegedly sought to get the ammonium nitrate via Syria, bringing in thousands of tons of it from Homs. Hezbollah sought to dominate the agriculture ministry in Lebanon since 2009 to get a hold of the material…” (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 fires rockets into sea in ‘message’ to Israel
August 10, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired rockets into the sea on Monday after repeated exchanges of fire with Israel in recent days, Gaza security sources and eyewitnesses said.
At least eight rockets were seen in the sky, heading toward the Mediterranean Sea, said AFP journalists in the coastal strip.
The Gaza Strip’s interior ministry called the rocket launches ‘an act of resistance’.
The rockets were a ‘message’ to Israel to let it know that terrorist groups in Gaza will not ‘remain silent’ in the face of an Israeli blockade and ‘aggression’, a source close to Hamas told AFP.
The source noted that Monday’s rocket fire coincided with the recent launch of incendiary balloons into Israel.
In the past week, such balloons have flown three times from Gaza into Israel, each time triggering retaliatory strikes against Hamas positions…”