THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND

Hamas Declares WAR As Israel Begins ‘Operation Pillar Of Defense’ In Gaza

| November 14, 2012

 

Israel starts Operation Pillar Of Defense

“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.” Exodus 13:21,22

The IAF struck and killed Hamas’s head of military operations Ahmed Jabari in central Gaza on Wednesday. The strike marked the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense to target Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations in Gaza, IDF spokesman Yoav Mordechai announced.

Hamas has announced a general call-up and threatened to respond not just with rockets but suicide attacks. Israeli sources say the air operation called Pillar of Cloud is underway against more Hamas leaders and its military infrastructure and rocket stocks across the Gaza Strip until peace is restored to southern Israel. – DEBKA

“The first aim of this operation is to bring back quiet to southern Israel, and the second target is to strike at terror organizations,” Mordechai said. “The homefront must brace itself resiliently,” he added, describing Jabari as a man with “a lot of blood on his hands.”

hamas-rocket-threat-against-israel-gaza-strip-terrorist-militants

The IDF says Jabari carried out and ordered numerous terror attacks against Israel, including the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit and the firing of hundreds of rockets in recent years.

Mordechai added that Gaza is a “forward Iranian base,” adding that the latest campaign of air strikes targeted most of the long-range offensive capabilities in the hands of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

He added that columns of smoke were visible around Gaza.

Shortly after Mordechai’s annoucement, the IAF struck over 20 underground rocket launchers belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The airstrikes targeted long-range rockets in the possession of terror organizations, such as the Fajr-5 and other rockets that are capable of striking Tel Aviv from Gaza. Palestinian sources said that six Gazans were killed in the IDF strikes.

The IDF believes it has eliminated the majority of the long-range threat.

The majority of the Gaza weapons storage sites were located in civilian residential buildings, the IDF confirmed. “This is further evidence of the pattern of Hamas to use the population in Gaza as human shields,” the IDF stressed.

The IDF has urged civilians to pay attention to instructions from the Home Front Command in light of the developments.

In response to the attacks, Hamas said that “the occupation has opened the gates of hell.”

Senior Hamas official Izzat al-Rishq said the assassination will not “break the will of our people, nor weaken our resistance,”Al Ahram reported. Al-Rishq made the comments on his Facebook site, adding that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is using the “war crime” to boost his chances of reelection, but that it could “cost him his political future.”

Wednesday’s violence came after a four-day rocket barragewhich began Saturday appeared to have come to an end on Tuesday evening. The hostilities saw over 100 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel and Israeli retaliatory strikes which killed six Palestinians.

Both Israel and Hamas sent signals to each other via Egypt that they would hold their fire unless attacked, after five days of mounting violence. source – JPost

 

 

About the Author:

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he hosts a twice-weekly bible study and prophecy radio show on BlogTalk Radio, and oversees a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
×

12 Comments on "Hamas Declares WAR As Israel Begins ‘Operation Pillar Of Defense’ In Gaza"

Trackback | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Mario says:

    About time. Israel needs to attack now or be attacked by the terrorists.

  2. Dan says:

    We can be sure of a diplomatic outcry and call’s of condemnation from the UN and other’s. Israel is now on it’s own despite the “I’ve got your back” line from Obama. Continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Israel.

  3. Muse1876 says:

    Let us see if Obastard has the gonads to help or will he be out golfing that day. Or will his excuse I didn’t know anything about that.

  4. ROSENBERG says:

    According to US law, Hamas is on official list of FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, an FTO.

    According to US law, anyone who supports an FTO can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    In that context, at a time when the Hamas regime in Gaza continues to launch aerial attacks against the Israeli civilian population,the Jewish Voices for Peace has issued a statement of full support for the Hamas regime in Gaza. WE NEED TO UNITE BEHIND ISRAEL NOT STAB IT IN THE BACK. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER ISRAEL ADVOCACY TASK FORCE

  5. ROSENBERG says:

    According to US law, Hamas is on official list of FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, an FTO.

    According to US law, anyone who supports an FTO can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    In that context, at a time when the Hamas regime in Gaza continues to launch aerial attacks against the Israeli civilian population,the Jewish Voices for Peace has issued a statement of full support for the Hamas regime in Gaza. WE NEED TO UNITE BEHIND ISRAEL NOT STAB IT IN THE BACK. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER ISRAEL ADVOCACY TASK FORCE IATF

  6. Debra says:

    Israel only needs to rely on the Lord God Almighty to back them up by his word in Obadiah! Israel will win this war against hamas according to God’s prophecy in Obadiah. We stand with you Israel to gain back your land and to defend it for God’s sake and yours! May the Lord fulfill His word to defend you against your enemies! May you learn to trust and rely on the Lord to help you in your time of need also! Man is a poor help in times like these when all you need to do is trust The Great I Am!!!!!

  7. friend of God says:

    President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday, urging him to avoid civilian casualties. The president reiterated the United States’ support for Israel’s right to self-defense following rocket attacks launched from Gaza.

    Obama also spoke Wednesday with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi because of the country’s central role in preserving regional security. Obama condemned the rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and reiterated Israel’s right to self-defense. The two leaders agreed on the importance of working to deescalate the situation quickly and they agreed to stay in touch in coming days.

  8. The silence from O’booma is deafening he’ll be turning a blind eye to all this as he wouldn’t want to betray his new comrades in arms the MBH

  9. KSV says:

    “The majority of the Gaza weapons storage sites were located in civilian residential buildings, the IDF confirmed. “This is further evidence of the pattern of Hamas to use the population in Gaza as human shields,” ….

    Yeah… right ? These animals have NO respect for their own people, why should they care about anyone else? I have ZERO sympathy.

  10. I must recommend this company to all those who want to know about the value of real true professional service. http://www.augusta-cleaningservice.com Cleaning Service Augusta , Commercial Cleaning Augusta, Janitorial Service Augusta

  11. Ezra Mannis says:

    Many thanks so much! That is truly wonderful to hear!

Mudflower website and graphic design Jacksonville, FL