Current Israel 11-12-22
Qatar Envoy Speaks to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza
Before the commencement of the current World Cup Championship held in Qatar, a Qatari envoy asked Hamas not to fight with Israel whilst the event is in progress, as that would escalate security tensions. Terror attacks against Israelis have recently increased. Terrorist factions in Gaza usually respond by sending rockets into Israel. Qatar supports Hamas, a terrorist group dedicated to destroying Israel. Though Qatar has no diplomatic ties with Israel, the country allowed Israelis to attend the football matches. However, last week, Hamas sent two rounds of rockets into Israeli territory. The Israel Defense Forces fired back in response, hitting a rocket production site. Hamas retaliated by firing anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli jets. Finally, Israeli forces targeted a Hamas military post.
Please pray there is no further escalation but rather, peace.
Operations in West Bank Prevent Hundreds of Terror Attacks
According to de-classified Israeli military intelligence, authorities have foiled more than 500 terror attacks over the past year. The Israel Defense Forces arrested more than 2,500 terror suspects in the West Bank, since March. This effort followed a season of vicious attacks, which killed thirty-one civilians and soldiers. Authorities also seized 250 weapons and £640,000 in cash intended for terror operations. The Israel Defense Forces reported at least 281 shooting attacks and other violence against Israelis, both civilians and soldiers, in the West Bank this year. In the previous year, they only recorded ninety-one attacks. According to the Palestinian Authority, Israeli fire killed around 150 Palestinians. Israel’s military says many, though not all, died while attempting terrorism or resisting security forces during the raids.
Please pray for the safety and wisdom of the Israel Defense Forces as they seek to bring stability and safety to all who live in Israel.
Egyptian Scarab Found on the Outskirts of Tel Aviv
While on a school field trip near Tel Aviv, an eighth-grade class found a 3,000-year-old Egyptian amulet. As the class was learning about archeology, their tour guide passed by what looked like a green toy on the ground. ,picked it up and immediately realised it was a scarab engraved with a picture of an Egyptian pharaoh. In the Late Bronze Age (1500–1000 BCE), the Canaanite rulers lived, and sometimes rebelled, under Egyptian political and cultural rule. An Egyptian official may have dropped or buried it. After thousands of years, it has now come to the surface.
Praise God for pieces from biblical times resurfacing so we can remember the history, times, and people of the Bible.
Hanukkah is Approaching!
Hanukkah begins in two weeks! This time of year is generally wonderfully bright and exciting. The children will have time off school, light Hanukkah candles, eat jelly doughnuts, and there will be a sense of hope experienced by all. For Jewish people, it is a time to think of the Temple and how it was re-dedicated even during oppression and revolt.
As believers, we re-dedicate our lives to the Lord with the hope and certainty. He is our Light and Salvation, even during the darkest times. Chosen People Ministries are preparing to share teachings and resources for this message of Hope; Yeshua is the Light of the World.
Please pray for the preparations our staff are making to spread the message of Hanukkah, may it encourage people’s faith. Please pray for the Hanukkah Outreach in the north of England, for those who will hear and understand the message of salvation. We look forward to updating you!