Israel is on high alert going into the Passover holiday after a pair of Grad rockets fired from Egypt exploded in Eilat early on Thursday.The move came just one week after IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz said Israel’s military would remain at full strength – but not high alert – over Passover. Gantz’s decision ended the Israeli tradition of the army “going on vacation” for Passover.
It was the first the rocket attack on Israel from Egypt since the collapse of the regime of Hosni Mubarak more than a year ago.
The head of Eilat police said explosions were heard in Eilat soon after midnight. Police found the remains of one rocket in a construction site, about 400 meters from a residential area.
The Israel-Egypt border had been relatively quiet since the two countries signed a peace agreement in 1979, but security officials say the Sinai has become a staging ground for terrorism against Israel since Mubarak's ouster in Februay 2011.
Israel will strike those who attack its citizens, and all those who support them, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following arocket attack on the southern town of Eilat onThursday, adding that the Sinai has long become a base for terror attacks against Israelis.
The premier's comments came after a grad rocket exploded near a residential area in the southern Israeli city of Eilat near the border with Egypt; no injuries or damage were reported, but some Eilat residents were said to be suffering from shock.
"There will be no compromise in the matter. The security situation in the Sinai forces us into a different kind of confrontation," Barak added.
The Grad-type Katyusha rocket attack on Eilat Thursday demonstrates the bind Israel is in along its border with Egypt. While construction of the new border fence is advancing at an impressive pace, gradually reducing the possibility of infiltration from Sinai, the Israel Defense Forces has no real solution to fence-avoiding rocket fire threatening Eilat. Nor does Israel have a clear culprit to hold responsible on the other side, seeing that it doesn't wish to further destabilize its already strained ties with Egypt. And with no explicit responsibility announced for the shooting, it seems that Israel willl find it hard to respond harshly by attacking the Gaza Strip.The range of possible responses available to Israel, as aforementioned, is limited. The IDF will have a hard time executing surgical strikes in the Sinai, fearing the disturbance of Israel-Egypt relations. Even though Cairo doesn't admit to it officially, all involved have already come to understand that the desert peninsula has become a no-man's land, over which Egyptian authorities don't bear even the slightest pretension of control.
As reported by The Washington Post today (4/4/12), recently announced Muslim Brotherhood (MB) candidate for the Egyptian Presidency, Dr. Khairat Al-Shater, Deputy Chairman of the MB, has affirmed his commitment to implementing Sharia -- Islamic Law -- in post-Mubarak Egypt.The group, called the Jurisprudence Commission for Rights and Reform, said in a posting on its Facebook page that el-Shater promised that, if elected, he would form a council of clerics to review legislation to ensure it adheres to Islamic Shariah law.
Political Correctness has a double standard when it comes to teaching about religion in public schools. Drop Christianity down the Memory Hole, but give extensive and mostly favorable coverage to Islam.Even the mainstream media have provided extensive coverage of the steady stream of court cases and ACLU threatening letters aimed at removing all signs of Judeo-Christianity from public schools. Not only must prayer be prohibited, a cross and the Ten Commandments removed or covered up, a valedictorian banned from thanking God for His help, a football coach prohibited from bowing his head during a student-led pre-game prayer, singing of Christmas carols banned, and school calendars required to recognize Winter Holiday instead of Christmas, but there is also the complete omission of the history of the Founding Fathers' public recognition of Christianity.An organization called ACT for America conducted an analysis of 38 textbooks used in the 6th- through 12th-grades in public schools, and found that since the 1990s, discussions of Islam are taking up more and more pages, while the space devoted to Judaism and Christianity has simultaneously decreased.The textbooks generally give a false description of women's rights under Islam. The books don't reveal that women are subject to polygamy, a husband's legal right to beat her, genital mutilation, and the scandalous practice misnamed "honor killings," which allows a man to murder a daughter who dares to date a Christian....historical revisionism is particularly evident in the failure to mention the Islamic slave trade. It began nearly eight centuries before the European-operated Atlantic slave trade, and continues in some Muslim areas even today. Muslim conquests and imperialism are usually omitted or downplayed, and a completely false narrative about the Crusades is given. The books often falsely claim that Islam is tolerant of Jews and Christians.
The terror cells in the U.S. are being coordinated by Quds Force personnel operating out of the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, the source says. Because Iran and the U.S. have no diplomatic relations, Iran’s Interests Section operates under the umbrella of the Pakistani embassy.Terror cells have been placed on high alert to attack targets in the United States and Europe should Iran’s nuclear facilities be attacked, a source in the Revolutionary Guards says.“These cells work out of safe houses where ammunition and explosives are stored, each with an operational commander who reports back to Iran,” the source says.
Analysts in Iran believe Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, has provided two choices to the West: either accept a nuclear Iran or face all-out retaliation if its nuclear facilities are attacked.
Happy Easter to all my christian brothers and sisters throughout the world.
As we here in Australia enter a four day long weekend and a percentage of us remember the Lord Jesus Christ, I'm thinking that life will go on down here in peace and relative uneventful safety in unassuming Australia. Not so for many of you throughout the world though! Many of you face persecutions and hardships of various kinds. Some of you like Americans are about to lose your pride and joy country to the evil that was prophesied in the bible millennium ago. But if I can just say to remind everyone that God is in control. He knows everything about us and what we need, right now. If we will only place our faith in an unseen God, of which will send waves of delight throughout His very being as He loves it when humanity responds in faith to Him (Hebrews chapter 11).
To anyone out there sitting in despair, not knowig what to do or where to go, I would like to say, JESUS CHRIST! Go to Him. Ask for forgiveness for being a sinner, let the Holy Spirit lead you(very important that) and believe in His name and you shall be born again of the Holy Spirit. Heavenly citizenship shall be yours and you will be snatched away when the Lord Jesus comes for his bride. You want the gift of eternal life? You won't find it by paying money to have your body put in deep freeze or by exploring some Egyptian tomb, no, its only found in the Almighty name of JESUS CHRIST.
Happy Easter to all
Dave Down Under
Hi Brother Dave~
Happy Easter to you and your family too! What a wonderful post :) I think of you often and especially smile when I hear the sound of tick..tick..tick.
I can't wait until we all can be one big family united in the physical presence of the Lord Almighty. May we all remember the reason for this season. Thank you Jesus!
I really do NOT go by Fed indications. AS stated MANY times,
I go BY waves of social mood. Many factors can influence stock prices
OR IT WOULD appear that they do.
PLEASE DO NOT give credit to the Fed. There are times they are powerless. Take for example
SEP/OCT 1929, 1987, and 2008.
THREE EXAMPLES of a POWERLESS
"FED" UP AGAINST social mood.
it would APPEAR that the Fed
is all powerful, but you guys
should KNOW better. The FED
is not a GOD, there is only
ONE GOD, and I can assure you,
it is NOT the Fed !!!!
That being said, stocks were mixed,
they simply do NOT want to go down.
Social mood is falling apart worldwide, like in Asia, BUT that
does NOT MEAN that social mood
moves at the same rate all over.
and it has NOTHING to do with the FED. Hey, if the FED had their way, the market would GO UP
for eternity and Jesus would
NEVER come back right ??
BUT WE KNOW that IS NOT THE CASE.
The only reason the market is
staying up is cos it is allowed to
from above. When the time comes,
it WILL collapse.
Then Wall Street silly bulls will
REALIZE ONCE AGAIN that the FED
is worthless....and to think
i learned all this from EWI !!!!
sad but true
Well, BTW, someone should tell all those SILLY MUSCLED guys on real jock about the truth....
10 out of 10 people eventually die (not counting the rapture)....
Kirk Cameron said that !!!!
Those people are so CONCEITED in
their little GAY world that they cannot
or WILL not see the truth....
Dave DU.nice post, beautifully stated.May you also have a blessed Easter.WE are all so ready to "Go Home". Maybe this Ressurection Sunday.:)
GEE, look what I found !!!!
it would APPEAR that the False Prophet prophecy fufillment is
AT THE DOOR >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
from 13 REVELATION >>>>>>>
PLEASE GO HERE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
watch out after 16 APRIL 2012 !!!!
Sorry about that last post, I forgot to leave my name.....
STEPHEN in HAWAII >>>>>>>>>
FRANCE gives more support to the BEAST (UFM)
go here please >>>>>>>>>>>
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