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As Israel Prepares For A ‘Ground Invasion’ Of The Gaza Strip, Netanyahu Says Hamas Will Pay A ‘Heavy Price’ For Killing 4 Israelis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas, the dissident group which rules Gaza Strip, is paying a ‘heavy price’ for its attacks on his country. 

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Israel has reportedly killed a Hamas commander in a series of airstrikes amid reports it is planning to invade Gaza following a series of skirmishes with Palestinians.

As I write this, it is 7:51 PM EST here in the state of Florida, and it is 2:51 AM in the sovereign nation of Israel. As the sun rises over the middle east in a little under 3 hours from now at 5:52 AM, Israel tanks will already have parked on the Gaza Strip border, waiting orders to enter into Gaza to root out Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists.

“But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:” Amos 1:7 (KJV)

Israel has not suffered civilian casualties like this in many years, at least not since 2014, and Benjamin Netanyahu is beyond fuming. Only the LORD knows how big this thing is going to get, but reports coming out of Israel this evening tells us that Netanyahu has ordered the IDF to ‘flatten Hamas’. Hamas wanted a fight, now they have one.

By the time we here in America are waking up tomorrow Monday morning, Israel will likely have already declared that a state of war exists. Even while I am typing this now, I am seeing tweets from the IDF popping up telling that more rockets from Hamas are coming across the border. You can see that tweet below. And so it begins.

Israel kill Hamas commander in airstrike and ‘prepares Gaza ground invasion’ as it hits back after 600 militant rockets kill four and injure 66

FROM DAILY MAIL UK: A military statement said that commander Hamed Ahmed Abed Khudri had been killed in a targeted air strike on his car on Sunday. Khudri was reportedly responsible for transferring funds from Iran to armed factions in Gaza. Palestinian witnesses said he was killed in an air strike on his car.

Four Israelis and 22 Palestinians, including two pregnant woman and an infant, have died so far in air strikes which began as Palestinians fired 600 rockets across the border on Friday.

It comes as Israel’s ground troops are reportedly preparing to siege the Gaza perimeter.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas, the dissident group which rules Gaza, is paying a ‘heavy price‘ for its attacks on his country. And he has ordered a large military corps up to the besieged enclave as the month-long ceasefire is left in tatters.

In a statement to his cabinet this morning, Mr Netanyahu said: ‘I instructed the military this morning to continue its massive strikes on terror elements in the Gaza Strip and ordered it to reinforce the troops around the Gaza Strip with tanks, artillery and infantry force.’

Moshe Agadi, a 58-year-old father of four, was struck in the chest by shrapnel during a missile strike on the city of Ashkelon near the border and marked the fighting’s first Israeli fatality in five years.

Eight Palestinian militants have also died in airstrikes which formed part of Israel’s retaliation that Mr Netanyahu has vowed to continue.

A pregnant woman and a one-year-old baby were also killed, but Israel is claiming that their deaths were caused by a misfired Palestinian rocket. And Israeli Defence Forces are standing by to invade the blockaded Gaza strip, according to the Independent.

The fighting came as leaders from Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, and the smaller armed faction Islamic Jihad, were in Cairo for talks with Egyptian mediators aimed at preventing a fraying ceasefire from collapsing altogether.

It also comes at a sensitive time for Israel, which is to mark its Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday this week, before hosting the Eurovision song contest in the middle of the month. Prolonged fighting could overshadow the Eurovision and potentially deter international travelers from coming in for the festive event.

On Saturday video footage of a family screaming in fear during rocket attacks was posted on social media. Israel and Hamas, an Islamic group that opposes Israel’s existence, have fought three wars and dozens of smaller flare-ups of violence since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007. READ MORE

The conflict between Israel and Gaza enters its second day

The conflict between Israel and Gaza factions entered its second day Sunday, after a night that saw the first Israeli fatality. More than 600 rockets have so far been launched at Israel, as the Israeli army struck hundreds of Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Strip.

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Hamas Terror Spokesman Abdel Latif al-Qanou Said On Saturday They Are Ready To Resume Incendiary Balloon Attacks On The Jews And Israel

Reports in Palestinian media indicated that Hamas units in charge of incendiary balloon attacks on Israeli planned to resume activities.

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Reports in Palestinian media indicated that units in charge of incendiary balloon attacks on Israeli planned to resume activities. The past week has seen repeated nightly riots along the border fence with Hamas’ blessing.

Hamas on Saturday threatened Israel with the resumption of incendiary balloons which has caused millions of dollars in damage to Israeli farmers, not to mention the loss of life involved in and around the ongoing terror attacks.

“But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.” 2 Chronicles 6:6 (KJB)

Politicians around the world who seek ‘peace in the Middle East are some of the most ignorant people you will ever meet, because they refuse the clear, cut truth as found in the King James Bible. And that truth is that no peace, either the false peace of Antichrist or the actual peace of King Jesus Christ, can happen until and unless you answer the question of who controls Jerusalem. Antichrist will use the Abraham Accords to get the Jews to agree to the covenant with Death and Hell, and get them to agree to ‘share’ Jerusalem, but 7 years later King Jesus will show up and forever settle the question of Who controls Jerusalem. It is the City of God, where He has placed His Name – Jerusalem.

Hamas threatens more Gaza violence: ‘All means available to break the siege’

FROM TIMES OF ISRAEL: Hamas is warning of continued unrest along the border fence with Israel, amid ongoing talks regarding a mechanism to allow Qatari aid money back into the Gaza Strip, as well as various steps to improve life in the enclave. The terror group’s spokesman Abdel Latif al-Qanou said in a statement Saturday: “Our Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip are determined to extract all their demands and break the siege on the Gaza Strip and no longer accept the gradual easing of restrictions.”

He added that “our people’s options are open and all tools and means are available to pressure the occupation and oblige it to lift the siege on our people.”

Qatar and Egypt have been closely involved in efforts to improve conditions in Gaza in the wake of May’s 11-day war between Israel and Hamas, including the transfer of aid to the needy, greater allowances for goods and building materials to enter the Strip and more. A plan was recently announced to allow Qatari aid back into Gaza, but many other issues remain unresolved.

The so-called “night confusion units” were active throughout most of the past week, setting tires alight at the border and lobbing improvised explosives at Israeli troops. The “night confusion units” do not officially tie themselves to Hamas, though their activities could not take place without the approval of the terror group that rules the Strip. The riots came at the same time as Israel allowed dozens of truckloads of construction materials into the Strip.

Speaking to defense officials Monday night, Israel Defense Forces chief Aviv Kohavi warned that Israel would not tolerate the border riots.

“Calm and security will allow an improvement in civil conditions, but rioting and terror will lead to a strong response or operation,” he said.

The most severe recent border riots took place on August 21. The violent protest saw hundreds of Palestinian protesters approach the fence, throw stones, and burn tires. Israeli troops responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, and a form of live fire. An Israeli Border Police officer, Barel Shmueli, 21, was shot at point-blank range when a Palestinian man approached a slit in a barrier where Shmueli was stationed and fired a pistol at him. He was critically injured and later died. READ MORE

Israeli military hits two Hamas sites in Gaza after incendiary balloon attacks

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NTEB PROPHECY NEWS PODCAST: As Regathered Israel Turns 73 Today, Hamas Rockets Are Falling On The Jews With IDF Pounding The Gaza Strip

As Israel celebrates 73 years of being prophetically regathered, Hamas rockets are flying and the IDF is preparing to invade the Gaza Strip.

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We invite you to join us today as we celebrate 73 years of God’s fulfilled promise to regather His chosen people, the Jews, right back in the very same place they were driven out of in 70 AD.

Yesterday, the IDF tweeted out that Israel had begun a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip to rout the Hamas militants firing the rockets, but in point of fact, they did not send ground troops into Gaza. It was an intentional deception and a brilliant strategic move, designed to lure Hamas protection away from their network of underground tunnels so the IDF could bomb them. But trick plays rarely win the ‘big game’, and today on their 73rd anniversary of being prophetically regathered, Israel is about to actually send in those ground troops.

“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.” Luke 21: 20,21 (KJB)

On this episode of the NTEB Prophecy News Podcast, we are looking at the many end times prophecies concerning regathered Israel, and comparing that to what we see happening on the ground right now in the holy land. So far, everything is right on track and according to schedule, with all the key players doing exactly what your King James Bible says they would be doing. As bible believers, we don’t rejoice in any suffering, war, violence or bloodshed, not at all. But we do rejoice in watching bible prophecies, thousands of years old, coming to pass before our very eyes! We invite you to join us today as we celebrate 73 years of God’s fulfilled promise to regather His chosen people, the Jews, right back in the very same place they were driven out of in 70 AD.

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As Rockets Fall On Tel Aviv, IDF Presents Plans To PM Netanyahu For A Ground Invasion Of Gaza Strip To Stop Hamas Terrorists Attacks On Israel

The Israeli military is prepared to continue with its strikes on Hamas and a military ground invasion of the Gaza Strip to stop the rockets.

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The Israeli military is prepared to continue with its strikes on Hamas and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip for several days and has called up 7,000 reservists as rocket barrages continue to pound central and southern Israel.

The effects of Hamas rockets falling over Israel is felt all the way in New York City, as pro-Hamas and pro-Israeli demonstrators are clashing as violence erupts. Scuffles broke out outside the Israeli consulate in Manhattan yesterday evening as hundreds gathered to protest deadly attacks in Gaza and Tel Aviv that have killed at least 55 people, including children. In Israel, the IDF is presenting plans to Benjamin Netanyahu for a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip to stop the deadly Hamas rocket barrages.

“Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.” Micah 4:10 (KJB)

What is happening now is perhaps the most violence against Israel in many decades, certainly the most rockets that Hamas has ever launched against the sovereign Jewish state. The Ben Gurion airport is now closed to incoming flights, and Israel is hunkering down down in bomb shelters and military boardrooms as things move ever closer to all out war. Worse than that, the Israeli Arabs and the Israeli Jews currently fighting each other from house to house points towards possible civil war.

IDF calls up reservists as Hamas terror rockets continue to pound Tel Aviv in Israel

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: Hamas launched suicide drones laden with explosives into Israel on Thursday. At least two exploded in the air somewhere in central Israel. The drone attacks were preceded by the firing of 20-30 long-range rockets at central Israel, including Tel Aviv, and as far south as Eilat. Four people were injured.

A total of 1,600 rockets have been fired towards Israel since Monday, a third of them have fallen inside the Gaza Strip. The attacks came as the IDF called up reservists serving in artillery, Iron Dome batteries, doctors, paramedics, IAF, intelligence and other combat units. Another Iron Dome battery was also added to those placed around the country.

Hamas operatives fired large fusillades of rockets at the Tel Aviv area and Beersheba and toward Eilat’s airport on Thursday afternoon, in what the terror group said was an act of revenge for its commanders who were killed in Israeli strikes this week. Dozens of rockets were fired in the attacks, which triggered sirens throughout central Israel and the northern Negev desert. source

Combat troops will also not be able to leave their bases and additional ground troops have been redeployed to the border ahead of a possible ground operation, including from the Paratroopers Brigade, Golani Infantry Brigade and 7th Armored Brigade. IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman said that options remain on the table including a ground invasion. The plans will be presented to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi and then to the Cabinet for approval later on Thursday. Speaking to reporters IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman said that the plans are being put together by the Gaza Division and Southern Command and will be then given to Israel’s political echelon for approval.

After a large barrage of rockets towards central and southern Israel on Thursday afternoon, Abu-Ubaida, spokesman of Hamas’s military wing the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades, claimed that Hamas was launching rockets towards Ramon Airport with the 250 Ayyash rocket which he claimed is a strong rocket with a range greater than 250 km. After the barrage, the Hevel Eilot Regional Council, located in the southern Negev, announced that a rocket had fallen in the regional council. No injuries were reported.
The Al-Qassam spokesman warned international airlines to immediately halt all flights to Israel.

Abu-Ubaida called the barrage “a victory for Al-Aqsa and part of our response to the assassination of our heroic leaders and engineers.” A number of direct hits were reported in the barrage, including in Tel Aviv.

The barrage came as the IDF continues to hit government targets and banks as well senior leaders in the terror organization. On Thursday morning, the IDF struck at least five terrorist cells that were preparing to launch anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM’s) towards Israel.

“The organization is losing everything,” Zilberman told reporters on Thursday morning. “Tonight we started destroying government targets in the Gaza Strip, such as central banks and internal security buildings. Hamas is beginning to discover cracks and there is pressure in the organization, even among the Gaza public who is losing its patience and sees these ruins on the eve of the holiday [of Eid al-Fitr],” he said.

Over 650 targets belonging to Hamas have been struck since the beginning of Operation Guardian of the Walls, such as those belonging to their police, Interior Ministry, banks, homes of commanders including that of the battalion commander of Khan Younis, a naval commando unit and a defensive tunnel inside a school. Three high-rise buildings were also destroyed by Israel Air Force airstrikes and some 60 Hamas operatives have been killed, including 10 senior commanders.

Palestinian media reported on Thursday that at least 83 people have been killed in the IDF strikes, including 17 children, and that more than 487 have been wounded. Israel says that some were killed by rockets that misfired and fell inside Gaza. According to Zilberman, all options remain on the table and additional ground troops have been redeployed to the border ahead of a possible ground operation, including from the Paratroopers Brigade, Golani Infantry Brigade and 7th Armored Brigade.

On Thursday afternoon, Abu Ubaida claimed that Hamas has launched “massive rocket strikes” larger than any launched on Israel since the 1948 War of Independence.
“The decision to bomb Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Dimona, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Beersheba and closer and further than it, is easier for us than drinking water,” added Abu-Ubaida. The Al-Qassam spokesperson dared Israel to “mobilize whatever forces you want from land, sea and air,” warning that the terrorist group has “prepared for you varieties of death.” READ MORE

Gravitas: Violence escalates between Israel, Gaza

Israel and Gaza are on the brink of war. In the last 24 hours, over 1000 rockets were fired into Israel. Buildings have been torn down in Gaza by Israeli airstrikes. The conflict has claimed at least 50 people, including an Indian national.

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

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