Israel Deploys Hundreds Of Troops In Jerusalem As Palestinian Violence Increases

Eight Israelis and 30 Palestinians-- including 13 identified by Israel as attackers -- have died in a month of unrest, with dozens of other people wounded....

Israel’s military deployed hundreds of troops Wednesday to help police trying to stop a wave of deadly Palestinian shooting and stabbing attacks that have triggered panic across the country

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2 (KJV)

Jerusalem, Israel – Police also say they foiled an attack outside Jerusalem’s Old City, shooting and killing the assailant as he attempted to stab security forces. Eight Israelis and 30 Palestinians– including 13 identified by Israel as attackers — have died in a month of unrest, with dozens of other people wounded.

The government has thus far been unable to stop the violence. Israel says the attacks have been fueled by what it calls rampant incitement against Jews and Israelis on social media spread by Islamic groups and the Palestinian leadership.


Israeli police said 300 soldiers had already been incorporated into their deployment on the streets of east Jerusalem, where many of the assailants are from. Israeli Cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz said the current conflict had less to do with political differences and more with anti-Semitic incitement to create a religious war.

Speaking to journalists, he showed Palestinian videos and animations that glorified the stabbings of Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem and the killing of a Jewish settler couple in the West Bank in front of their children.

He also quoted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement where he blessed “every drop of blood spilled for Allah” and that Jews desecrated a Jerusalem holy site with their “filthy feet.”

“This is not new. It is just a new wave of terrorism and violence and this time it’s totally clear that the main approach here is a religious approach. Defending Islam from the enemy of the mosque, the enemy of Islam — against the Jews,” Steinitz said. “It’s all about horrible, anti-Jewish, racist incitement.”

The cabinet met late into the night and released details of the new measures early Wednesday morning. Steps approved include allowing police to impose a closure on points of friction or incitement according to security assessments.

The Cabinet also decided to strip residency rights and demolish homes of some attackers and draft hundreds more security guards to secure public transport.

The announcement came after a particularly bloody day in which a pair of Palestinian stabbing and shooting attacks in Jerusalem killed three Israelis. Three Palestinians, including two attackers, were also killed.

The wave of violence also comes at a time when prospects for negotiating an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seem nonexistent. source

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  • jonathan l flaum

    You can always tell when birth is about to occur at the worst pain
    The new world is just about to be birthed and Jesus will Be The OB to perform it

  • Ellie Varner

    Pray for the precious people of Israel!

  • This will solve the ongoing problem of antisemitism:

  • RobiMac

    Bibi needs to take down Abbas.

    • carrierwave

      If that were to ever happen, it would start WWIII in an instant. Russia/Putin would launch an attack directly on Israel along with all the Muslim allies–we are talking the “mother of all wars” to date in the Middle East. Nukes and Neutron bomb would be utilized. It could very well happen soon.

  • James Staten

    Just got home, and on the way passed a busy intersection in Memphis. There were a few hundred people on the street corners dressed in full Muslim garb. Carrying picket signs, Palestinian flags and colors, with many signs “End the Palestinian Occupation”. Over fifty years ago my Father who was a bible scholar, told me many things that are unfolding, piece by piece. Jerusalem the burdensome stone and the greatest anti-Semitism the world has ever known is coming. It will make Hitler look like a step-child. Literally the only thing yet to happen is the Catching Away of the Body of Christ. I’m Looking Up!!!!

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  • Heather

    Amen James! It’s hard seeing the nations hatred toward Israel. We know it’s going to get much worse. I stand with and love Israel. I pray for Israel. It’s clear that the Lord is beginning to turn His attention towards Jacob. I too am looking up.

  • Tony

    Maybe if Israel would treat the Palestinians like human beings instead of concentration camp inmates then maybe this violence would stop.

    • James Staten

      Tony, I am just wondering, What did you think of the Palestinian Leader, Yasser Arafat?

      • Tony

        Some of the things that he did I do not agree with but I believe that Israel should have been more willing to cooperate with peace initiatives and given aid to the Palestinians. I do believe that in all likelihood he was poisoned.

        • James Staten

          Tony, I am in a hurry this morning. The only reason I asked that question is because Arafat was born in Egypt. His Grandfather sat down with Hitler in the 30’s, if memory serves me correctly. The Romans changed the name of the Land to what today the world calls Palestine. It’s all a deception, the Arabs will not even help their own. In the last days God’s Word is clear he will bring them back to the Land. What today would be called Palestinians are really what could be called Heinz 57 (a mixture of different people)…if their are any true Palestinians by definition they would be Jews. (Short Version)

          • Tony

            But the majority of world Jewry, today, are from European ancestry not Hebrew ancestry. Did you know that the Zionists were in cahoots with the Nazis, in the early days of Nazism, to expel Jews to Palestine?

    • Jack Bauer

      If Israel treated the imaginary Palestinians like concentration camp inmates, then the violence would stop, because there would be no supposed Palestinians left to create the violence. They should be sent back to their homes in Jordan, but they were kicked out of Jordan for trying to overthrow the government, then they were welcomed to Lebanon as refugees and destroyed the Paris of the Middle East. ..

  • James Staten

    Heather, I have lived long enough to see both “Promises” from the Lord called lies. If one wants to start a fight be it inside the Church or outside, all one has to do is state: It’s Israel’s God Given Land and Our Blessed Hope is coming for the Body of Christ in the Catching Away. Even So Come Lord Jesus!!!!

    • Heather

      Amen to that! The Lord certainly blessed you James with a Dad who brought you up in the truth of the Lord. The Lord is with you.

      • James Staten

        Heather, Thank you. Honestly it took a while for me to get there. I was raised in a home where my Father quoted scripture continually. My Mother was a Pastor’s Kid as lost as could be. My Father was a Pauline Epistle Believer with a study of eschatology thrown in. He walked around the home saying, “Son, the Bible says” the Bible says, the Bible says. In the late 50’s and early 60’s he drilled into my head many of the end time prophecies. He told me that all the armies of the world would gather to try and take Jerusalem after from the Jewish people. In 1967 when I was thirteen years old I walked into our home one evening, and picked up the evening newspaper. On the front page was the headline and the famous photo of the Jews at the wailing wall, they had taken Jerusalem. I looked at that and I thought wait a minute, my Father says all the armies of the world will come to take Jerusalem away from the Jewish people. My second thought was he ain’t that smart, but he knew his Bible. At around sixteen, my Mother had one of those powerful conversions, obvious, night and day difference. I knew from scripture, and from seeing my Mother this was for real, but I was in rebellion. For the next twenty years I literally drank, smoked etc, knowing that it was true, but I didn’t want to hear it. Jesus was probably going to come in the middle of my life. I was running, and had fallen off the cliff and hit ever crag on the way down, just like an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Praise the Lord…He saved me, the Hound of Heaven outran me. I have been a witness to many miracles (and that is mostly learning to take God at His Word), and have been involved in some capacity with Christian Ministries for the last twenty-three years. I am now so thankful for my Mother and Father. I am standing on their shoulders, by the Grace of God. Thank you for replying Heather, and forgive me for being long winded. Jesus is soon to Come!!!!

      • James Staten

        Heather, I have a friend named Steve Coerper. He just e-mailed me a study on Ezekiel 38-39 from Rapture In The Air Now by a young lady named Heather. Might that be you? I figured that would be like the Lord, since we have communicated over the last day. Regardless,Blessings, James (Jimmy)

        • Heather

          Just got back from work. What a nice story. It wasn’t long winded. So I was 3 years old in 1967 when you were 13. So glad you surrendered. It will be to a glorious future. We just have no idea how glorious it will be, but so much more than we can imagine! What is it do you think that made you run?

          When I was 5 or 6 years old, my Grandmother told me about God. I remember looking at her with wide eyes. Instantly I believed what she told me. I asked her, “Where is He, how big is He, what does He look like?” She said He was everywhere. I asked,” how could He be everywhere?” I thought, “He must be so huge.” Lol.
          At the time my Grandmother was a Christian Scientists. She didn’t speak of Jesus. All I knew at the time was she told me there was a God in heaven. I didn’t become saved until I was 19. My sister told me that she became saved in Jesus 10 years before she passed away.

          One day when I was 8 or 9 I was walking down a gravel road heading to a brook to catch frogs. As I was walking I became keenly aware of a warm peace on my
          left side and specifically on my left shoulder. It was as if something beautiful put
          their hand on my left shoulder. I had no idea, I just knew I felt this very peaceful presence and it lasted a few minutes.
          I don’t know how I realized it because at first all I had on my mind was making it to the brook and catching a big fat frog lol

          Ya know, I went forward at a crusade and gave my life to the Lord when I was 19.I understood what I was doing and I believed with all my heart that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins, but I didn’t understand that at that moment we become saved by God’s grace and not of our works. So I was trying really hard after that not to sin. I was fearful of everything I did. I had no teachings. My parents weren’t ever active in the Church and rarely ever talked about God. I remember thinking how hard it was to be saved because I couldn’t be perfect. Such ignorance in understanding. After a while I quit trying annd just went my way.
          10 years later after many bad choices, I met my husband. We were in Florida. We moved to Charlotte NC after 6 months of being married. We wanted to start our marraige out right by seeking after the Lord. His sister invited us to her Church in which I believe the Lord led us.

          It was a non denominational Church of about 150 people in size. The people in this Church were alive with a beautiful love for Christ and for one another. The Pastor was wonderful. We grew in knowledge of the Lord during the time of
          attending this Church for 10 years.

          It was a dream of ours to live in the mountains and Charlotte was growing like crazy. We started making plans, seeking God’s approval to move to the Blueridge Mountains in Western NC. The only thing we would regret leaving behind was our Church and I thought we would find another one.
          Apparently the Lord approved, because He opened doors right up and took us to a very nice town with good schools.
          This was 10 years ago and since then we went to several Churches. After a few months of attending each one, we realized things weren’t right, we didn’t stay
          long and have finally realized the good ones a far and few between in these last
          days. We were beginning to see the Apostasy and I don’t want anything to do with that.
          Now this was long winded.

          • Heather

            Oh I meant to respond to your question about the article that was sent to you by your friend Steve. No, it wasn’t me who wrote the article you spoke of. Are you able to post it?

  • James Staten

    A picture is worth 10,000 Words. A Sunny Day in Jerusalem

    • Heather

      This is a good site. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Tracy

    Heather and James Staten,

    Thank you both for sharing your little stories. I enjoyed reading them.

    Regarding grandmother’s, both of mine had an impact in leading me to Jesus. They were just Christian ladies, not realizing how, as a young child, I was taking it all in. We just never know who might be listening to us or watching us in our Christian walk.

    Thanks again for sharing.

  • James Staten

    Tony, I believe Goldie Meir said that if they were to lay down their weapons there would be peace, but if we were to lay down ours we would be destroyed. There is some truth in that statement. I think it is obvious that sometimes Jewish people are their own worst enemy, but that can be said about anyone. The Lord knows exactly who is a Jew, the Scriptures make it quite clear that he would disperse them throughout the world, but in the last days, He would return them to the Land. The Scriptures tell us that Jerusalem will become a burdensome stone to the whole world, and that all the armies of the world will eventually come to try and take it from the Jewish people. We are watching that coming into view as we write. Almost sounds like a Muslim led UN action? Regardless, it is true they will come. People can say what they want, but the Lord marked out the boundaries for the Land of Israel in the Book of Genesis, and the funny thing about Isis and the talk of the Levant, and the map that is shown for the Levant is basically that same land area. I made mention in my last post about deception. Jesus said that deception would be a key trait for the last days. The Lord has given the Jewish people this Land for eternity, and soon He the Lord Jesus will sit on a Throne in Jerusalem reigning in Israel over the Head of the Nations, and they will no longer be the tail. God’s Word is true and Satan’s is a lie!!!!!

    • Tony

      But Our Lord said that His Kingdom is not of this world and believe that God is not a real estate agent. Jews believe still believe in a messiah that will overthrow their worldly enemies they do not believe in a messiah that will be rid of spiritual evils nor do they believe that he will be put to death. Christ Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

  • James Staten

    Heather, Thank you for sharing. My understanding is that NC only has one color God Sky Blue!!! A Pastor friend from there told me that, and he also guarded Pete Maravich when they were seniors in high school to eight points in a game. Praise the Lord, Pete Maravich came to Christ before he left this world. Let me answer of few of your questions. There were several reasons for my rebellion, mostly stubborn, but also all the sin filled pleasures for a season. I also attended a non-denominational Church for a few years, then the Lord called the Pastor into Prison ministry, and the Church sort of fell apart. I have noticed one thing that seems so obvious, when ever the discussion is about the Pre-Trib Rapture, that those who oppose it are always trying to prove us wrong, and they don’t play nice, be it a layman or a Pastor. The opposite is true for the Pre-Trib, I don’t believe we go around telling everyone how wrong they are, and you are being deceived by what you believe. Preterist and Replacement Pastors I have seem tend to call out by name and attack with venom Pre-Trib Pastors and Teachers, while the Pre-Trib don’t tend to call by name, they just keep quoting scripture. That was long winded and could have been written better, but I said that to say this, don’t worry about last night. The truth in that regard is somewhere in the middle. The Lord knows. I have also said there is more to his story than perhaps we know? The question is why do they keep coming back, if we are deceived? Keep Looking Up, James

    • Heather

      Amen Brother James. Yes, that sure got a response from him. The truth indeed is somewhere in the middle. Thank you for that. I guess to him it was alright if he insulted others in their understanding of the Scriptures, but notice the anger when the confrontation came. I too believe the Lord is coming back very soon. God bless you Brother!

  • James Staten

    Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to read my comments, and then reply. Jesus is coming, and it appears soon!!!! James

  • James Staten

    Well Tony, The only other couple of things I can say is believe 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 for that is the Gospel. Second, Either go out and win Souls to Christ or pull up a lawn chair for the curtain is about to go up!!!! It appears Jesus is soon to come, James


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