Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 29th. July

Gaza Escalation - 29th. July

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 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

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

Report: Palestinian delegation arrives in Cairo for cease-fire talks

Representatives from Hamas, Islamic Jihad and PA travel to Egyptian capital for discussion on draft truce, which the 2 Gaza terror groups previously rejected.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Five IDF soldiers killed during attempted terror tunnel infiltration from Gaza

Hamas terrorist killed during clash while attempting to kidnap body; IDF releases names of 5 army fatalities as military death toll reaches 53.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Netanyahu: We're prepared for an extended operation in Gaza

"We will not end the operation in Gaza without neutralizing the terror tunnels," says PM; defense minister says Israel won't hesitate to expand actions against Hamas.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

Republicans and Democrats rally in Washington to support IDF campaign in the Gaza Strip
Full story [The Times of Israel]

After morning of 'return fire only' policy, IDF resumes full military activity in Gaza

IAF jets are attacking militants and dangerous infrastructure while armored corps are battling terrorists east of Jabalia, killing 5.
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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 28th. July

Gaza Escalation - 28th. July

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 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

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

Four Israelis killed in Eshkol by Hamas mortar. Hamas Fajr-5 blows up prematurely outside Shifa hospital

Palestinian mortar fire Monday evening, July 28, killed 4 Israels in the Eshkol District and injured six others, four seriously.
In Gaza City, there are first reports of a huge explosion at Hamas’ command and control headquarters which is located in a bunker near the Shifa hospital.
Full story [DEBKAfile]

Binyamin Netanyahu slams UN cease-fire plan for not addressing Israel's security needs

PM, in phone call to Ban Ki-moon, says UN statement for humanitarian halt in fighting addresses needs of Hamas, but not Israel's demands for demilitarization of Gaza Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

IDF limits itself to destroying tunnels in Gaza, responding to rocket fire

Amid tense quiet in South, IDF says new policy of "unlimited cease-fire" will only see army respond to Hamas provocation.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

UN Security Council officially calls for unconditional cease-fire in Gaza

Statement emphasizes that civilian, humanitarian facilities must be respected until after Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

'Hamas will resume tunneling as soon as we leave'

'Hamas planned Jewish New Year attack, in which 200 terrorists were to seize control of six Negev communities'
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Mavi Marmara group plans new Gaza aid convoy

Turkey's IHH, designated a terror organization by Israel, says army will provide escort to protect against attack
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Hamas fired anti-tank missile from UNRWA school, yard was empty when IDF responded

In light of the results of the investigation, claims that people were harmed inside school grounds, as presented after the incident by some, have been ruled out, the IDF 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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 27th. July

Gaza Escalation - 27th. July

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 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

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

Rockets fired on Israel after Hamas agrees to humanitarian truce

Despite agreeing to a 24-hour humanitarian truce that was to start at 2pm, Hamas fired several rockets at Israel after the declared time. Israel called off its own 24-hour truce earlier in the day after the Gaza-based terrorist organization fired rockets into southern and central Israel.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Hamas asks for new 24-hour truce in Gaza after breaking previous cease-fire

Israel yet to respond to request for humanitarian truce; earlier on Sunday, Israel had agreed to 24 hour truce, but began striking Gaza targets amid incessant rocket fire.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Hamas's drone and rocket development chief killed in IAF strike

Strike represents a blow to the armament program of Hamas's military wing, particularly to advanced weapons and drones, Shin Bet states.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Border Guard officers thwart terror attack near Jerusalem

Security personnel at checkpoint stop suspect with large explosive device, several gas cylinders in vehicle.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Report: Kerry truce draft ignores Israeli demands

Ceasefire proposal presented to Israel by top US diplomat met all Hamas demands, scarcely mentioned Israel, according to Haaretz.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Israel resumes Gaza offensive after Hamas rockets break cease-fire

IDF announces resumption of attacks on terror targets in Gaza from the sea, land and air, after rockets are fired from coastal enclave; rocket lands in open area of metropolitan Tel Aviv; Iron Dome intercepts several rockets.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Israel extends 'humanitarian' cease-fire with Gaza by 24 hours

Israel wary of cease-fire that does not allow IDF to continue operating against tunnels or ensure Hamas rockets are dismantled.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Report: Hamas in talks to buy missiles from North Korea

"Hamas is looking for ways to replenish its stocks of missiles because of the large numbers it has fired at Israel in recent weeks," a Western security source told "The Telegraph."
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Kerry 'completely capitulated' to Hamas in ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources

Israeli ministers, who on Friday unanimously rejected US secretary's offer, reported to describe him as 'negligent, incapable of handling the most basic matters'
Full story [The Times of Israel]

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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 26th. July

Gaza Escalation - 26th. July

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 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

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

Israel extends Gaza truce until midnight; Hamas: No deal

Security Cabinet convenes at discuss additional ceasefire, Hamas rejects extended four-hour humanitarian lull until midnight; source claims Israel likely to extend ceasefire by additional day.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Three more Israeli soldiers dead, bringing toll to 40

Military identifies First Lieutenant Roy Peles, Staff Sgt. Avraham Grintzvaig, Staff Sgt. Gal Bason as latest casualties on Israeli side.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Israel, Hamas to observe 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza

Hours after rejecting terms for a longer cease-fire, Netanyahu told Kerry that Israel will begin a 12-hour pause in hostilities starting at 8 a.m. Israeli time on Saturday, a US official said.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

Palestinian justice minister, Gaza public prosecutor start legal proceedings over Gaza operation; experts say ICC unlikely to take the case.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Ya'alon to Iron Dome troops: Prepare for significant expansion of Gaza op

GOC Southern Command says IDF needs more time to operate against tunnels, Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Gaza Strip, adding that Hamas is exhibiting signs of weakness.
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, July 25, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 25th. July

Gaza Escalation - 25th. July

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 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

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

Israel to intensify cyber security as end of Ramadan approaches

IDF, Shin Bet preparing to deal with activities of hackers from around the Muslim world, Gaza Strip in coming days.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

US to provide emergency aid for Iron Dome system

Congress set to approve additional $225 million to 'accelerate production' of new batteries, resupply interceptor missile inventory.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over Tel Aviv area; direct hit reported on home in Ashkelon

Day 18 shows few signs of a cease-fire: Rocket barrage fired across country with sirens heard in Tel Aviv, Ben-Gurion Airport and Shfela and Sharon Regions; IDF confirms 2 interceptions; home suffers damage in South.
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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 24th. July

Gaza Escalation - 24th. July

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 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

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

FAA lifts flight ban on US flights to Israel

Just hours after extending a 24-hour ban that went into effect Tuesday, the FAA cancels flight restrictions in response to increased Israeli security measures.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Thousands of care packages sent to soldiers serving in Gaza

Israeli citizens and companies band together to support soldiers in Gaza and residents under constant rocket fire in the south. Some 12,000 care packages from joint initiative between Israel Hayom and Rami Levy supermarkets have already been donated.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

US Senate sets $225 million for Iron Dome in emergency bill

"Israel is an essential American ally and needs these assets to defend itself," says Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.). Iron Dome system has intercepted around 420 rockets during Operation Protective Edge.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

Israel denounces UNHRC as 'kangaroo court'

Council to probe Israeli "war crimes" after holding a special emergency session in Geneva on the IDF's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

British MP Ward faces discipline after suggesting he'd fire rockets if in Gaza

"Ich bin ein Palestinian," lawmaker tweets; Ward has a track record of expressing support for the Palestinians.
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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 23rd. July

Gaza Escalation - 23rd. July

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 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

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

Sirens sound in Ben Gurion Airport, Holon, Rishon LeZion

Rocket salvo from Gaza fired towards towns in Shfela and center; earlier, four rockets land in open areas in Be’er Sheva, two rockets explode in Eshkol, causing damage to vehicle
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Cabinet to deliberate on expanding Gaza operation

Ministers will convene to discuss possibility of larger IDF presence in the Strip; Ya'alon: Keep going until you complete the mission.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

FAA extends ban on US flights to Israel by 24 hours

Lufthansa, Delta, US Airways extend flight bans to Israel along with US Federal Aviation Administration and most European airlines.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

IDF destroys empty Gaza hospital, being used as Hamas command center

VIDEO shows IDF determining al-Wafa Hospital in Gaza was abandoned by civilians and being used by Hamas before IDF forces destroy the complex.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Protective Edge enters day 16: Soldiers engage in firefight with militants

Information from suspects' questioning helps IDF find tunnels, while troops on the ground work in tandem with Air Force.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Army strikes 200 Gaza targets as ground units continue to destroy tunnels

Military fatalities rise to 27; Wounded commander from Golani Brigade returns to battlefield.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

FAA bans flights to Israel on US airlines for 24 hours

Delta flight en route to Tel Aviv diverted to Paris; Some American carriers announce indefinite suspension, several European airlines follow suit.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

EU calls on Hamas to disarm, condemns use of civilians as shields

Jerusalem hails European condemnation of Hamas violence; EU condemns rocket fire, calls for renunciation of violence.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

For second time, rockets found at UN school in Gaza

'How many more schools will have to be abused by Hamas missile squads before the international community will intervene?' Foreign Ministry fumes
Full story [The Times of Israel]

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.