Friday, November 16, 2012

It's not war...technically

Thank you for your prayers; we are safe here in Jersualem. I wish I could say as much for those living in the south of Israel but Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been continually terrorizing the area with rockets launched from the Gaza Strip (which Israel gave to the Arabs in 2005 in a supposed "land for peace" deal). To end the non-stop rocket attacks, Israel has decided to increase the defense of their citizens, as I'm sure you've heard (although perhaps not in those terms). Can you imagine Mexico launching hundreds of rockets at the US? Something important to note is that Israel is targeting Hamas' missiles and the terrorists involved, being careful to avoid Palestinian civilians (many available videos give evidence to this fact), but Hamas is specifically targeting Israeli civilian population areas.
Here are some of the facts (thanks to CUFI):

      In the week preceding the launch of yesterday's operation, over 120 missiles were fired from Gaza into southern Israel.
•    Since the beginning of 2012, over 760 missiles have been fired from Gaza into Israel's southern communities.
•    Since Israel launched this operation yesterday, an additional 245 missiles (probably more by the time you read this) have been fired into Israel, killing three Israelis and injuring many more.
•    These missiles target Israeli civilians, and have forced over one million Israelis into bomb shelters.
•    In recent years, Hamas has acquired an arsenal of long range Fajr-5 missiles from Iran capable of hitting Tel Aviv, and now Israeli media outlets are reporting that two rockets have landed in the outskirts of Tel Aviv.
•    Operation Pillar of Defense is a limited operation targeting Hamas' missile stockpiles and the Hamas terrorists responsible for firing them. 

Israel has once again exercised enormous restraint and waited until over 760 rockets had been fired into its territory before launching Operation Pillar of Defense. 

Please keep Israel, it's leader, soldiers and civilians in your prayers. He is a G-d of truth and mercy -- to all who call on His name. Please spread the truth to those less informed. Blessings to you, friends.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the details and the perspective. I'd heard smatterings of conflict but no concrete specifics. It helps tremendously to have an "insider's " perspective. Thank you!!