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Current Israel 14/08/21

HEZBOLLAH LAUNCHES ROCKETS AT ISRAEL’S NORTHERN BORDER  

Last week, the terrorist group Hezbollah launched a barrage of rockets against Northern Israel, from the Lebanese border with the state. This is the heaviest attack Israel has faced from Lebanon in fifteen years. Of the nineteen projectiles Hezbollah fired, ten were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, six landed in open areas, and three landed in Lebanon itself. 

Hezbollah claims that the attack was a response to Israel’s targeted aerial strikes in Lebanon on Thursday. However, Israel’s strikes were themselves a response to three projectiles sent from Lebanon on Wednesday, a few days before Friday’s cascade. Israel said they have no desire for war and do not wish to make the northern border a place of confrontation. They are however, prepared to intensify their response if the rocket strikes continue. Hamas, a terrorist group in Gaza, congratulated Hezbollah for their attacks on Israel. 

Please pray for rapid de-escalation of the tension on Israel’s northern border. 

 

CPM ISRAEL TEAM SUMMER UPDATES 

As the school holidays have ensued, families are spending more time outdoors, and there is a wonderful atmosphere in Israel at this time of year. As families relax in the many beauty spots and beaches of Israel, they look to meet people and engage in discussion. Our CPM Israel team have shared with us that the open culture of engagement and discussion in Israel, makes this a fruitful season to meet people and discuss spirituality.  

Please pray for the conversations our team have with Israeli people, that the topics would be pleasing to the Lord and pave the way to planting His truths in their hearts! 

 

EVIDENCE FOUND OF THE EARTHQUAKE PROPHESIED BY THE PROPHET AMOS 

The book of Amos opens with a vision the prophet saw, of a great earthquake, in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. The prophet was himself one of the shepherds of Tekoa, and the earthquake he envisioned, came to pass two years later in the eighth century. 

Last Wednesday, The Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that they had for the first time, found evidence in Jerusalem of this earthquake which occurred 2,800 years ago! It was discovered in an archeological dig in the City of David National Park, and researchers confirmed that the destruction they found, can only have been caused by an earthquake. This is because no evidence of flooding or fire is present.