Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 23rd. August

Gaza Escalation - 23rd. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's offensive in Gaza

Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Egypt, Abbas call for Gaza ceasefire and resumption of talks as fighting rages

Abbas says that he has made it clear to Hamas that the Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire is the "only initiative in the field."
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

IDF warns Gazans: Steer clear from terror sites

Sirens continue to rattle south as over 40 rockets pound Gaza frontier towns; Rockets slam into Eshkol community causing property damage, hit Sha'ar HeNegev dining room.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Soldier who fought in Gaza critically injured by rocket

Young man was on vacation and had gone out with his brother, also a soldier, when their car was hit in Ashdod
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Terrorist shot in east Jerusalem neighborhood for firing at nearby Jewish homes

Palestinian suspect in serious condition after being shot by undercover Border Police officers.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Mashal: Hamas was behind murder of three Israeli teens

In Yahoo News interview, Khaled Mashal admits Hamas militants were behind killing of 3 teens, but says wasn't 'aware of action in advance.' On Friday, child killed, man critically wounded in Gaza attacks.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 22nd. August

Gaza Escalation - 22nd. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's offensive in Gaza

Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Netanyahu vows 'Hamas will pay heavy price' for death of Israeli boy

Premier spoke with Sha'ar Hanegev regional council chief shortly after news broke of the boy's death.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Israeli boy killed by Gaza mortar; Rocket strike near Ashdod leaves man critically hurt

Gaza rocket slams into Ashdod synagogue, injuring three; Gaza mortar explodes near preschool in Eshkol, 1 wounded in Beersheba.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

IDF hits 35 Gaza targets since midnight

Friday strikes in gaza bring total to 200 since ceasefire breakdown; IDF: 23 militants killed; Palestinians: 40 wounded in Israeli attack.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Man moderately wounded after rockets hit Be'er Sheva

At least 50 rockets, mortars fired on southern Israel, with one landing near preschool, following violent day which saw over 100 rockets launched; IDF hit over 30 Gaza targets in response, two killed.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Smuggling between Sinai and Gaza still thriving

One Bedouin guide claims that there are 500 tunnels that can shuttle weapons, goods, building materials and people into Strip
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Gaza rockets continue to target Israel as Abbas expected to visit Cairo

IDF carries out more than 20 overnight strikes on terror targets in Gaza; no injuries in South as Iron Dome intercepts projectile, others strike open areas in Ashkelon Coast, Eshkol.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Report: New UN Resolution Demands Talks Based on 1949 Lines

European proposal would have PA take control of Gaza, pushes Israel back to talks with pre-defined borders.
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

New IDF Report Details Hamas Use of Civilians

See recently declassified report, which through intel maps, photo and video evidence proves Hamas's illegal warfare once and for all.
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 21st. August

Gaza Escalation - 21st. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's offensive in Gaza

Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Rockets pound South after Hamas vows revenge; 1 injured as mortar hits Eshkol building

"Israel will pay a heavy price for the assassination of senior commanders," Hamas vows; one moderately hurt as projectile hits building; salvo toward Beersheba sets off alarms in Negev.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Israel kills two Hamas senior military commanders in air strike

Muhammad Abu Smalla and Ra'ad Atar were both involved in 2006 Scahlit kidnapping; Smalla described as most senior Hamas leader in southern Gaza.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Amid Hamas threats, it's business as usual for Israel's airport

Sirens rattle near Gaza after night of relative calm; IDF strikes 20 targets overnight, spokesperson says; Palestinians report multiple deaths, injuries as conflict continues.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Fatah Official Calls to 'Inflict Casualties' on the IDF

Fatah official Tawfik Tirawi declares in TV interview he supports inflicting casualties in "the occupation army".
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

Hamas admits to kidnapping three Israeli teens

Two months after Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah were murdered near Hebron, top Hamas official admits groups' operatives behind 'heroic' kidnap, murder of teens.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Gaza rocket fire hits new heights: 168 launched in one day

Overcoming previous record of 154 rockets during last operation, Gaza militants launch more than 150 rocket at Israel since last midnight; IDF recalls 2,000 reservists from leave; 60 targets attacked in Strip.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gaza Escalation - ceasefire updates - 20th. August

Gaza Escalation - ceasefire updates - 20th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

Gaza rocket fire continues: Iron Dome intercepts over Ashdod, Ashkelon

At least 100 rockets launched at southern Israel since midnight, as IDF recalls 2,000 reservists from leave; 30 targets attacked in Strip overnight.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Ministers and MKs urge Netanyahu to pound Hamas

Even MKs on the Left push Netanyahu to use more force; “No more talking, shoot,” says MK Nachamn Shai of Labor.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Heavy barrage of rockets fired at Tel Aviv area, southern Israel and Jerusalem

Hamas says it fired 50 rockets, claims responsibility for firing M-75 and Fajr-5 rockets at central Israel and Jerusalem, J-80 missile at Ben Gurion Airport.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gaza Escalation - ceasefire updates - 19th. August

Gaza Escalation - ceasefire updates - 19th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

Missing IDF soldier found dead

Corporal David Menachem Gordon, 21, a lone soldier who hasn't been seen since Sunday, was found dead with his personal weapon next to him.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Ceasefire on the Brink: Gaza Terrorists Fire Rockets, Mortars

Iron Dome in action as Gaza terrorists strike Sedot Negev Regional Council; 'Color Red' sirens in Netivot, Gaza Belt.
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

IDF says 3 Gaza rockets land in Beersheba despite cease-fire

No injuries or damage reported in attacks that come more than 6 hours before midnight truce deadline; Hamas accuses Israel of stalling in cease-fire talks in Cairo; Netanyahu orders IDF to respond to fire.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Poll finds almost no support for accepting Hamas's demands

Peace Index poll finds that 58% of Israeli Jews think Israel should continue to fight until Hamas surrenders.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

IDF soldier missing since Sunday

Police ask for public's help to find 21-year-old David Menachem Gordon, a lone soldier who hasn't been seen since Sunday, feared missing.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Israeli Official Denies Agreement to Lift Gaza Blockade

Official involved in ongoing Cairo talks says reports made of significant breakthrough by Palestinian delegation false.
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

Israel coordinated with US on gradual end of Gaza blockade

Sources in Jerusalem claim Israel, America secretly agreed on steps to ease humanitarian hardship in Gaza by opening crossings.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Cease-fire talks to resume Tuesday until new midnight deadline

Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Cairo agree to extend the ceasefire for an additional 24 hours; "We are prepared for any scenario," Netanyahu says.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Gaza Escalation - ceasefire updates - 18th. August

Gaza Escalation - ceasefire updates - 18th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

Hamas in West Bank 'planned to topple Palestinian Authority'

Shin Bet says plot was orchestrated by Hamas overseas headquarters located in Turkey, and centered on a string of mass casualty terror attacks on Israeli targets; 93 suspects arrested so far.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Egypt lobbying hard for Israel, Hamas to strike deal as truce nears midnight deadline

Cairo reportedly wants the Palestinian Authority to supervise Gaza border crossings while the two sides would then resume talks for a long-term deal.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Source: Hamas not interested in return to full blown Gaza conflict, even if Cairo talks fail

Diplomatic source tells 'Maariv Hashavua' that Hamas is facing heavy pressure from Egypt not to provoke Israel into wide confrontation.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

IDF: Mysterious shafts in south not 'terror tunnels'

Army concludes that three openings found in ground Sunday near Gaza Strip border are natural sinkholes
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Gaza: A broader offensive

Military forces remain deployed on the Gazan border in high numbers, and they have completed preparations to go back into Gaza; this time, their objective will not be limited to tunnel destruction near the Israeli border.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

'PA, Fatah frequently compare Israel to Nazis'

PMW report details analogies: "Jewish state did more evil and more horrifying things than Auschwitz."
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Israel ends export to EU of dairy, poultry produced in West Bank

European Commission directives effective September 1 lead Israel to halt sale of certain settlement-made products.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Netanyahu-Sisi-Abbas lineup tells Hamas: Accept an extra month's truce - or Ramallah will

The Egyptian and Palestinian Authority delegations slapped down an ultimatum for Hamas when negotiations for a durable Gaza truce resumed in Cairo, Sunday, Aug. 17. DEBKAfile's intelligence report that Hamas was given the option of declaring a one-month extension of the five-day ceasefire which runs out Monday midnight, or else the announcement would be made from Ramallah Monday in the name of the Palestinian national unity government. This was the first joint action taken by the triple bloc formed by Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for pushing the Islamist Hamas-Islamic Jihad duo up against a wall.
Full story [DEBKAfile]

IDF finds possible tunnel openings in Gaza border towns

Soldiers ordered to guard three deep shafts while army investigates whether they are man-made
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Palestinian divisions emerge in truce talks

With ceasefire expiring Monday night, disagreements both between Israel and Palestinians and within Palestinian camp push negotiations reveal difficulty in reaching accord.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gaza Escalation - ceasefire updates - 17th. August

Gaza Escalation - ceasefire updates - 17th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

A solid Netanyahu-Sisi-Abbas lineup confronts Hamas-Islamic Jihad at resumed negotiations in Cairo

A three-way bloc fronted the talks for a durable truce in Gaza when they resumed in Cairo Sunday, Aug. 17. DEBKAfile's intelligence sources report exclusively that Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas have lined up in a solid phalanx against the Islamist Hamas-Islamic Jihad alliance.
Their lineup, backed from the wings by Saudi King Abdullah and Russian President Vladimir Putin, set itself five objectives:
Full story [DEBKAfile]

Chances of long term Gaza ceasefire seem slim as indirect talks start anew

Indirect talks between Palestinians, Israel over Egypt's proposed ceasefire for Gaza have renewed, but Israeli ministers say 'very possible no deal will be reached'; meanwhile, international support for the deal is rising.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Netanyahu: Hamas will not be able to cover its military defeat with a diplomatic victory

"Only if there will be a clear answer to our security needs will we agree to any understandings," PM says of Cairo truce talks.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Bennett calls on Israel to immediately halt negotiations with Hamas

"The situation in which we bite our nails while we wait for an answer from a murderous terrorist organization must stop," economy minister says.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.