Joel C. Rosenberg…
>> Netanyahu warns action on Iran coming sooner than later: “Mr. Netanyahu told the commercial Channel Two that stopping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability was ‘not a matter of days or weeks.’ But he added, ‘It is also not a matter of years.’” Says Israel and U.S. have different “clocks” when it comes to taking action.
Please pray for all those living in southern Israel as they have been subjected by a dramatic surge of rocket attacks — more than 90 in the last 24 hours. Please mobilize others to pray, as well, for peace, for security, for the Lord to comfort, encourage and draw close to His heart those who are being terrorized in southern Israel, as well as for the Palestinians caught in the crossfire in Gaza.
UPDATE AT 1:30PM EASTERN SATURDAY: Now more than 100 rockets fired at Israel since Friday.
Israeli naval ships escort an intercepted aid ship, July 19, 2011. Photo by: AP
Turkish officials tell Hurriyet Daily News that Turkish navy will strengthen presence in eastern Mediterranean Sea to stop Israeli ‘bullying’.
Palestinians inspect the damage to the Islamic Jihad club after an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, early Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Photo: AP
Palestinians report eight killed, some 20 wounded from IDF strikes; nine-month-old baby lightly wounded after rocket hits Ashkelon region on Wednesday night.
A renewed barrage of rockets hit Israel’s south overnight Wednesday, prompting Israel Defense Forces planes to carry out strikes on the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, killing eight and wounding about 20, according to Palestinian reports.
Iron Dome shoots down several rockets; defense officials say Israel not interested in a large-scale operation inside the Strip, but options include ground offensive, expanded air strikes and targeted killings.