March 29th, 2019

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Why Missile Attacks from Gaza?

It seems incredulous to us that Hamas would start such a confrontation against Israel, in which they can only lose and cause destruction to their own people.  I asked a dear Arab friend who responded this way:

“In recent weeks there have been many protests against Hamas among the people of Gaza, under the slogan, “We want to live”.  And Hamas has murdered some of the protesters, broke the bones of others, and others were put in jail. The situation is very painful.  

As we have seen in the past, when the spotlight gets turned on Hamas, they know how to deflect the spotlight toward Israel, and so they start shooting rockets at Israel.

By shooting the rockets, they cause the attention of the greater Arab world to be taken off Gaza and directed to Israel.  It is a diversionary tactic. This happens every time there is criticism against Hamas.

It is so sad.  We have many contacts in Gaza; the people have no food to eat. The average salary is about 100 USD per month for those who are blessed enough even get such work.”

Spinning the Narrative

Another viewpoint voiced from a number of news sources in Israel is that behind the scenes Iran is pushing for escalation, to further its agenda for a massive attack to destroy Israel totally, and in the meantime to disrupt any possible compromise peaceful arrangement.

In any case, the people of Gaza, caught between the conflicts of Iran, Hamas, PLO, Jihad, etc. are suffering horribly.  

The current situation affects the upcoming political elections in Israel, but it is not clear who will benefit or how.  Every group is trying to “spin” the narrative in their own favor.

Please pray fervently!  

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By |2020-04-10T09:10:49+00:00March 29th, 2019|6 Comments


  1. Chris Paul Bliesner March 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Shalom and thank you brother!! So why not send tanks in to force regime change in Gaza? Surely Abbas would be open to that idea? Plus, alleviate all of the suffering and stop the seemingly endless cycle of violence.

    Your thoughts?

    Peace and blessings


    • David April 8, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      That is an interesting idea but not without its problems…
      Conquer Gaza at the cost of hundreds or thousands of dead
      on both sides, in order for the Zionist “occupier” to free the people from Hamas oppression?
      Even though Gazans may hate Hamas. It seems to me they still do not love Israel.
      Back to square one… pray.

      • Chris Paul Bliesner April 8, 2019 at 2:51 pm

        Amen, thank you for your response brother! Praying fervently for salvation for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem. Let’s see if Bibi gets another term and annexes those settlements?

        Blessings and Shalom


  2. Bjorn Lervik March 29, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Lord, release your angel armies into Gaza, encourage and empower your righteous remnant there, and give them a strategy for spiritual, physical, and political breakthrough! In Yeshua’s name! Amen

  3. Elhanan March 30, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Yeshua told us that the latter days would be “as the days of Noah”. The reason the flood was brought in those days was because the earth was filled with (in Hebrew: ‘hamas’)- Genesis 6:11. There is another dimension to these events that may be understood by those with ears to hear.

  4. Henry m April 3, 2019 at 12:20 am

    May the people of Gaza who suffer turn thieir eyes to the goodness of Sion and Israel…

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