ICEJ Canada requests prayer for Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6), as the barrage of Hamas rocket-fire continues to be fired at Israel.
So far, nearly 3200 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip of which 90% have been intercepted by the Iron Dome Air Defense System.
In the midst of relentless attacks and Israel’s need to protect its citizens and defend its sovereignty, the narrative still persists in many political and media circles that Israel is the aggressor and an “occupying” state. While the UN calls for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the latter which is funded by Iran, has not relented with its ambitions to annihilate the Jewish State and claim victory over al Quds (Jerusalem). Hamas also uses its own Palestinian people as human shields.
Many Israeli innocents have been running to bomb shelters while injuries mount as a result of Hamas rocket-fire. Rescue teams are working tirelessly to ensure that no one was trapped in buildings before allowing Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics in. MDA reports that 10 civilians and one Israeli soldier have been killed and another 306 injured since the outbreak of violence began.
While Israel continues to be attacked as a Jewish State, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is now going to the United Nations to demand protection for the Palestinian people and expand denunciations and retaliation against Israel.
Let us hold Israel and its citizens up in prayer through this trying time.
“And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. (Deuteronomy 30: 5)
And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. Also the LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you (Deut. 30:6-7)
“I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse” (Gen. 12:1–3).
ICEJ Canada Public Affairs & Media Consultant