Eyewitness Report Reveals Shocking Facts About the Israel-Hamas Conflict
The conflict between Israel and Hamas is more serious than many understand. Most news outlets are not reporting the full story. The following facts were provided directly to our ministry by two eyewitnesses living in Israel.
Since July 1st, Hamas terrorists in Gaza have fired hundreds of rockets and missiles at Israel.
An estimated 469 rockets and missiles have been fired at Israel since July 1, 2014. Yesterday (July 10, 2014), at least 120 rockets were fired at Israel. On Wednesday, 105 rockets were fired at Israel.
The rocket attacks are coming from militants in Gaza as well as Lebanon.
Hamas is using rockets and missiles with a much longer range than ever before.
Areas of Israel that had previously been unaffected by missile fire are now being threatened. Using longer range weapons, Hamas is not only able to hit Tel Aviv, but they are striking targets as far north as Caesarea. These longer range weapons are coming from Syria and Iran.
Hamas is not firing at military targets.
Rather, they are randomly shooting at Israeli cities and towns, trying to hit civilians. Moreover, Hamas militants are hiding among civilians, even using them as human shields, in order to maximize civilian casualities when Israel Defense Forces (IDF) strike back. Thus, most of these attacks are double war crimes — that is, the terrorists are firing at innocent civilians which is a war crime; and often they are shooting at Israeli civilians from schools, hospitals, apartment buildings and other civilian facilities, which is another war crime.
Israel continues to send aid to the people of Gaza.
Throughout the conflict, Israel has sent food and fuel to those living in Gaza. The IDF reports that 1,228 tons of food were trucked into Gaza from Israel on Wednesday, along with 290,000 liters of fuel.
The IDF may invade Gaza.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the IDF to call-up 40,000 reservists for a possible invasion of Gaza — but no final decision has been made and let’s pray that’s not needed and things calm down quickly.
Hamas isn’t acting alone.
In a particularly disturbing development, the armed faction of the Palestinian political party known as “Fatah” has announced that it, too, is firing rockets from Gaza at Israel — Fatah is the party led by Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority.
The IDF are fighting back.
The IDF has attacked about 780 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip so far, striking rocket launchers, buildings housing missiles and other weapons, and the homes and vehicles of terrorist commanders. No Israelis have been killed in the fighting so far, though there have been injuries. Several dozen Palestinian terrorists and some civilians have been killed in Gaza and others have been injured. That said, the Israelis are taking special precautions to minimize civilian deaths in Gaza.
It is clear that we need to be in prayer for the conflict taking place right now in Israel. Israel and especially Prime Minister Netanyahu needs our prayers to outnumber the missiles. Let’s light up the heavens with prayer for angelic help to destroy all the weapons of the terrorists and prevent any injury from these missiles. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem that Jews and Arabs have visions of Yeshua!