IDF Launches Operation Shield and Arrow
(This post has been updated. NM)
Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.Psalm 103:1-3
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Monday the Israeli IDF announced they began a new operation called “Operation Shield and Arrow” after they carried out overnight airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, targeting three senior members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organization. You can read about it at All Israel News HERE.
Here is a Tuesday updat it in part:
More than 470 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza, as of 11:30 pm Israel — IDF striking back
Rocket barrage follows IDF strikes on multiple PIJ sites in Gaza
Israel at this hour is sustaining the most intense rocket attack in nearly a year, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of Israel’s miraculous rebirth.
As of 8:09 p.m. local time, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza have fired more than 300 rockets, according to Israel Defense Forces.
The critical question is whether Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can restore a state of deterrence and bring the attacks to a halt, or whether the Jewish state is about to face a rapid and major escalation?
Unconfirmed media reports indicate that between 30% and 50% of the rockets already fired are malfunctioning and landing inside the Gaza Strip.
The Iron Dome appears to be successfully shooting down most of the rest.
Please pray for calm to be restored quickly.
Last May, more than 4,500 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza…
Be encouraged to read the full post from All Israel News HERE.
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The picture of young Israeli soldiers used with today’s post is to encourage you to pray for Israel’s soldiers as well as the general population. I have been privileged to interview several IDF soldiers or officers, and I have to admit, the youngest captured my heart when they shared their stories.
For those unfamiliar with Israel’s geography, I live in a small city. When I explained Operation Shield and Arrow’s launching to my husband, I told him it was like the North Enders bombed the South Enders. As North Enders, I asked him to imagine how we’d feel if we knew it wouldn’t be long until the retaliation began and missiles started dropping because Gaza is that close to Israel’s population.
Wednesday’s article from All Israel News includes a map (Reuters photo) showing the Gaza /Israel border and towns within close reach of enemy missiles.
Maps can be good resources for prayer warriors! Just a thought.
May God bless you always!
Blessed be the Holy One of Israel,
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