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Israel Under Attack As Over 160 Rockets Fired From Gaza Strip By Palestinian Terror Group Islamic Jihad, Netanyahu Says ‘Prepare For Days Of Fighting’

The IDF on Tuesday afternoon launched a campaign of retaliatory airstrikes against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip.

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Israel was preparing for several days of fighting after over 160 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into the Jewish state Tuesday following the targeted assassination of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Leader Bahaa Abu Al-Ata in a precision Israeli airstrike.

As money and missiles provided by Iran continue to flow into the hands of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, the attacks coming out of Gaza Strip against Israel continue to increase in both frequency and ferocity. In the early morning hours today, after 6 hours of unending rocket fire from Gaza Strip, the IDF roared into action and began neutralizing targets.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Psalm 122:6 (KJV)

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group launched the attacks in retaliation for the targeted assassination of their leader Baha Abu al-Ata. Abu al-Ata was a major instigator of the trouble coming out of Gaza Strip, and his removal was long overdue. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that Israeli soldiers should prepare for “days of fighting” at a minimum as hostilities continue to increase.

“We are not interested in an escalation but we are ready – on the ground, in the air and at sea.”

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: In the afternoon, the IDF launched a new wave of attacks against Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip, hitting training bases and the openings to tunnels the terror group had been digging into Israel. The IDF also announced that it was calling up a limited number of reservists to man Iron Dome missile defense batteries as well as to beef up the Home Front Command.

As of 4:30 p.m. Israel time, the IDF was reporting more than 160 rocket launches and over 50 interceptions.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after a security cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv: “Terrorists think they can hit civilians and hide behind civilians. We showed that we can hit the terrorist with minimal damage to civilians. Anyone who thinks they can hit our civilians and get away with it is wrong. If you hit us we will hit you.”

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said that Al-Ata was the person who tried to undermine Israel’s efforts to reach a ceasefire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “In recent days he was working to perpetrate attacks against Israel,” he said. “We tried to thwart his efforts in different ways without success and we then recommended a targeted killing.”

Kochavi added: “We are not interested in an escalation but we are ready – on the ground, in the air and at sea.”

The IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories closed the Erez and Kerem HaShalom crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip, and restricted the fishing zone Palestinians can enter off the coast of Gaza.

“We stand behind the security forces, who have been working for the success of this morning’s operations for a long time,” said President Reuven Rivlin in a statement. “I know that they, and the Israeli government that approved the operation, have Israel’s security, and only that, in their minds.

“This is no time for political squabbles, and those who do so bring no credit to themselves. It is the time to stop such statements immediately. Israeli citizens – please listen to the life-saving instructions of the IDF Home Front Command and take good care of yourselves.”

PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat condemned as a “crime” the assassination of al-Ata.

Erekat, in a statement published by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa, said that the Israeli government bears “full responsibility for the results of this crime.”‭‮

At least 50 rockets were fired towards Israel on Tuesday morning after the IDF confirmed that it had killed al-Ata in Gaza in a “surgical airstrike.”

An hour after the strike, sirens were activated in numerous communities bordering the Gaza Strip as well as the cities of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Gedera. At least two rockets impacted in the city of Sderot, causing one light injury and damaging a home. Incoming rocket sirens were also activated in the central Israeli cities of Rishon Lezion and Holon.

Several Israelis were injured, including an eight-year-old girl who collapsed while running for shelter in Holon. She was evacuated to Wolfson hospital in serious condition. READ MORE

Sirens sound in central Israel, warning of rockets from Gaza Strip

Sirens sounded in central Israeli towns on Tuesday, the military said, warning for possible rocket launches from the Gaza Strip, after Israel killed a top Palestinian militant there.

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Palestinians In The West Bank And Gaza Strip Call For A ‘Day Of Rage’ On Friday Protesting The Ceasefire Between Terror Group Hamas And Israel

Palestinians have called for a “day of rage” in the Palestinian Territories May 28 after Friday prayers outside of the Al-Bireh Grand Mosque in the West Bank.

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Palestinian activists have called for a “day of rage” in the Palestinian Territories May 28. Specifically, activists are planning a demonstration after Friday prayers outside of the Al-Bireh Grand Mosque in the West Bank.

Tomorrow, Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are calling for a day of rage, why? Because they are angry that Hamas and Israel agreed to a ceasefire, and want the ‘action’ to start back up again as soon as possible. The Jerusalem Post reports today that ‘With scarcely a week since a cease-fire was secured in the military confrontation between Israel and Hamas, the Israeli military is poised for a possible resumption of the fighting in the near future, with top military officials believing that Hamas could yet reengage.”

“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. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:2,3 (KJB)

Politicians go round and round about ‘peace in the Middle East’ and the Two State Solution, but the hard, cold reality is that there cannot possibly be peace while both the Jews and Palestinians are claiming ownership of Jerusalem, until you solve that problem, there will be no solution, single, double or otherwise. But the Abraham Accords may just turn out to be the right combination, tomorrow should be interesting to say the least, and we will bring you all the ‘action’ as it happens.

Palestinian Territories: Related protests likely amid call for “day of rage” demonstration in Al-Bireh, West Bank, May 28

FROM GARDA WORLD: Additional demonstrations are likely to materialize around popular protest sites, including public squares, city centers, and government buildings; previous related protests have convened at Martyrs’ Square in Nablus and Manarah Square in Ramallah. Activists may also gather at flashpoint sites, including near Israeli settlements, military checkpoints, and territorial border areas. Associated demonstrations are possible in the Gaza Strip.

Increased security deployments are likely throughout Palestinian villages and Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Clashes are possible if protesters are overly disruptive or fail to adhere to the instructions of security personnel. Israeli security forces typically respond aggressively to perceived threats, and have employed riot-control measures and occasionally fired warning shots or live ammunition during recent similar actions, particularly in East Jerusalem and near Israeli settlements and security checkpoints in the West Bank. Localized ground transportation disruptions are likely near all affected sites.

The call to protest comes amid heightened tensions following a ceasefire agreement that ended cross-border fire between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Gaza-based militants May 21. Gazan militants launched over 4,300 rocket and mortar rounds toward communities in southern and central Israel, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, May 10-21. The IDF responded with hundreds of retaliatory airstrikes against militant targets in Gaza. The recent bout of violence constituted the most intense cross-border fire between Israeli and Palestinian forces in almost a decade. At least 12 Israelis and over 230 Palestinians were killed amid the conflict, with over 1,500 others injured. While active hostilities have seemingly concluded and the ceasefire has held to date, further violence remains possible.

Avoid all announced or proposed protest actions due to the potential for violence. Exercise caution near likely protest locations. Minimize exposure to places of worship, security installations, markets, and other crowded locations. Monitor local media for protest activity, as organizers may not announce plans in advance. Consider deferring nonessential travel to the West Bank and Gaza Strip amid any widespread protest activity. Confirm the availability of transport and allow additional time to reach destinations. Plan for increased security and localized transport disruptions near demonstrations. Follow all police instructions. READ MORE

Palestinians Don’t Want A ‘State’, They Want Jerusalem And The Temple Mount

Why don’t the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers.

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DIRECT HIT: Israel Levels 12-Story Gaza Media Tower As Netanyahu Vows To Make Hamas Pay For Rocket Attacks Against The Jews On Jerusalem Day

With talks of a ceasefire continuing to gain momentum, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that “it’s not over yet” as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to pummel Israel.

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With talks of a ceasefire continuing to gain momentum, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that “it’s not over yet” as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to pummel Israel.

The fighting today in the Gaza Strip reached epic proportions as Israel flattened entire blocks of buildings including the 12-story Gaza Tower in an effort to root out the capability of Hamas to continue to fire rockets on the Jews. But as brutal as the bombing has been, rockets continue to be fired on Israel by the terror state of Palestine. Benjamin Netanyahu says there will be no ceasefire, at least not yet.

“Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.” Jeremiah 12:14 (KJB)

The fake news media is all up-in-arms today because the tower that the IDF took out in Gaza also housed the Associated Press and the Muslim news service Al Jazeera. But so what? Maybe this will teach groups like the AP to stop covering for Hamas, working alongside the terror outfit in Gaza, but I doubt it. The fake news media yawns and looks away after 1,600 rockets are fired on Israel, nothing to see there. But when Israel defends itself, suddenly everyone is a justice crusader, and calls for an immediate end to the hostilities. I agree with Netanyahu, and if I was the prime minister of Israel, I would make sure Hamas couldn’t fire so much as  a sparkler, much less a rocket.

Airstrikes continue to hit Gaza as ceasefire talks gain speed

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: “I said we would strike Hamas and other terror groups with significant blows, and we are doing so,” Netanyahu said in a video statement on Friday. “In the last day we attacked underground targets. Hamas thought it could hide there, but it can’t.”

“Hamas leaders think they can escape from our grasp. They cannot escape. We can reach them everywhere, all of their people – and we will continue to do so. They attacked us on our holiday, Jerusalem Day, they attacked our capital, they fired missiles at our cities; they are paying and will continue to pay a heavy price for that,” he said. “It’s not over yet. We will do everything to restore security to our cities and our citizens.”

Rockets continued to pound Israel on Friday and Saturday as the Israel military carried out large airstrikes in Gaza, striking dozens of targets belonging to terror groups in the coastal enclave. Among the targets, the IAF struck the homes of Hamas battalion commander Tisar Mabasher in Khan Yunis, and of brigadier general Azi Tama’a in Deir al-Balah, whose homes were both used as military infrastructure. The damage made to these infrastructures will have damaged the military capabilities of Hamas operatives.

The IAF also struck rocket-launching sites, including the long-range launcher used to fire rockets on Jerusalem that began the latest escalation of violence on Monday. Other targets included a number of surface-to-surface missile launch sites, terror cells, a Hamas intelligence center, observation posts on land in and at sea off of the southern Gaza Strip, and anti-tank missile launch sites and cells.

Aircraft also struck the house of deputy leader of Hamas in Gaza Khalil al-Hayya in addition to the operational office belonging to Hamas Head of Security Forces Tawfiq Abu Naim in Rimal, which was used as the military infrastructure command and control center, and two apartments belonging to Hamas naval force operatives Muhammed Abu Shala and Fares Abu Shukran that served as weapons storage warehouses.

In one strike on the Shati refugee camp, ten people including eight children were killed. The IDF said that the strike was against an apartment that “serves as terror infrastructure” for Hamas.

“The IDF takes precautions to minimize possible harm to civilians during its military activities,” the statement added.

Hamas later said it fired dozens of rockets towards Tel Aviv in response to “the massacre of women and children at the Shati refugee camp.” The IAF also struck a high rise building in Gaza that housed several media outlets including Al Jazeera and the Associated Press on Saturday afternoon. The residents of the building, which also housed a number of apartments and other offices, were warned ahead of the strike to evacuate the building.

The IDF said that the building, which was hit by fighter jets, contained “military assets of the military intelligence” of Hamas.

“The building housed the offices of civilian media, which the terrorist organization Hamas hides behind and uses as human shields. The terror organization Hamas deliberately places its military assets in the heart of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in a statement, adding that “prior to the attack, the IDF warned the civilians who were in the building and gave them sufficient time to evacuate.”

AP President and CEO Gary Pruit called the strike “an incredibly disturbing development” and said a dozen AP journalists and freelancers had been in the building and had been evacuated in time.

“We are shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza,” he said in a statement.

“The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today.” Hamas later warned the residents of Tel Aviv and central Israel to expect a response for that airstrike. IDF forces thwarted the launch of an explosive drone from Gaza in to Israel on Saturday afternoon in addition to striking 20 rocket launching sites that were aiming at central and southern Israel, the Spokesperson’s Unit reported.

On Friday morning, Israel carried out one of the largest bombardments of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad since the fighting started. In a 40-minute-long air campaign which began around midnight, some 160 aircraft dropped about 450 missiles on 150 targets belonging to a network of tunnels dug by the terror group known as “the Metro” under Gaza city.  READ MORE

Watch the moment an Israeli air strike hits the Associated Press and Al-Jazeera offices in Gaza

Israeli air strikes destroyed a Gaza high-rise housing international media offices on Saturday, in an attack The Associated Press described as the latest step by the military to silence reporting from the territory.

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As IDF Ground Troops Attack In The Gaza Strip, French President Emmanuel Macron Steps In To Facilitate A Peace Treaty Between Hamas And Israel

Emmanuel Macron has spoken Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and will speak soon with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about the latest Mideast clashes and says he will speak soon with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as other regional leaders.

As night fell on the Middle East, a fresh, heavy barrage of rockets from Hamas fell as well numbering over 100 into the South at Ashdod and Ashkelon. The fresh barrage came as the IDF prepares for a possible ground offensive in Gaza and upped its airstrikes against Hamas and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip. On Thursday, the military called up 7,000 reservists as rocket barrages continue to pound the country. As the rockets exploded, Emmanuel Macron was on the phone with Mahmoud Abbas talking peace. Right on time.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 (KJB)

  • BREAKING NEWS: IDF air and ground troops attacked in the Gaza Strip Thursday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported. The Israeli military has struck over 700 Hamas targets since Operation Guardians of the Walls began on Monday, including senior commanders and attack drones launched by the terror group. source

Never before in all the years I have been following these type of events have all the necessary pieces to the puzzle all been present together at the same time like they are now. By all reports, Israeli ground troops will be heading to Gaza by tomorrow morning, and what’s the date tomorrow? May 14th. Glory, nothing like Springtime! Locked, loaded, please fire when ready, Lord, we are all set to fly on Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines.

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song Of Solomon 2:10-13 (KJB)

Macron appeals to Abbas to help restore ‘calm’

FROM CHINA POST NEWS: A statement from Macron’s office on Thursday said the French president expressed condolences for Palestinians killed in the conflict with Israel. But he also condemned attacks by Hamas and urged Abbas to “use all means of his influence to restore calm as quickly as possible.”

Macron urged “a return to peace” and “a decisive relaunch” of peace negotiations. Also on Thursday, a few dozen people protested in eastern Paris to show support for the Palestinians.

Israel’s military confirms that three rockets have been fired from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel.

The reports said the rockets fell in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday evening. No injuries were reported. Israeli media reported that the rockets were apparently fired by one of the Palestinian factions in Lebanon and that it’s not the start of Hezbollah getting involved in the conflict.

“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 [Eid al-Fitr] holiday,” he said. source

No air raid sirens were activated in northern Israel, which the military said was in accordance with “protocol.” The development came as Hamas sent a heavy barrage of rockets deep into Israel on Thursday as Israel pounded Gaza with more airstrikes and called up 9,000 more reservists. READ MORE

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