Israeli officials said the first Israeli tanks started moving from the Israeli side of the border towards Rafah on Monday while Hamas continues to double-talk and lie about a hostage and ceasefire deal proposal brokered by Egyptian and Qatari mediators. 

 

 

Israel Invades Rafah

What Will Be The World Response This Time?

5/7/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

Hamas Must Go

The War Cabinet unanimously decided that Israel will continue its operation in Rafah in order to exert military pressure on Hamas in order to promote the release of the hostages and reach their war goal of defeating Hamas.
The IDF chose not to accept a Hamas truce in light of the 3 IDF soldiers that were killed on Sunday and Israel’s recognition that Hamas is simply trying to delay Israel’s assault on Rafah in hopes that world pressure will prevent it! lying about the truce was another major consideration.

The IDF has indeed launched a major operation in Rafah with blistering targeted airstrikes and tanks rolling in on the ground.

“Wail, O gate! Cry, O city! All you of Philistia (Gaza) are dissolved; For smoke will come from the north, and no one will be alone in his appointed times.”
Isaiah 14:31

About two hours after Hamas supposedly responded positively to an Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal, Palestinian and Arab media reported Monday evening that IDF forces and tanks began to enter Gaza’s East Rafah, in following intense heavy shelling in the eastern area of ​​the city.

The IDF spokesman confirmed the report and said that “IDF forces are attacking and operating now against targets of the terrorist organization Hamas in a targeted manner in East Rafah.” The Palestinians reported that houses were blown up in the al-Shuqa area and around the Rafah Crossing, and that there was tank fire and artillery shelling from the east.

Israel Defense Forces announced on Monday morning that it had begun to warn civilians living in eastern Rafah to evacuate to an expanded humanitarian area in al-Mawasi, between Khan Younis and the Mediterranean Sea.

This expanded humanitarian zone includes, “field hospitals, tents and increased amounts of food, water, medication and additional supplies,” the IDF stated.

The IDF also said it is working with international organizations and partner countries to increase the flow of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

Calls to evacuate were made using flyers, SMS text messages to cell phones, phone calls and media broadcasts in Arabic.

Flyers were dropped over Rafah on Monday morning with the following text (translated from Arabic):

“The IDF is about to operate with force against the terror organizations in the area you currently reside, as the IDF has operated so far. Anyone in the area puts themselves and their family members in danger. For your safety, evacuate immediately to the expanded humanitarian area in al-Mawasi.”

According to Palestinian reports, another set of flyers was dropped, warning residents to not move north to Gaza City, calling it a “dangerous combat zone” and telling them it is “forbidden to approach the eastern and southern security fence” with Israel and Egypt.

In addition to warning civilians to make their way to the new humanitarian zone, Israel also warned them that Hamas operatives have fired on civilians during previous evacuations.

The decision to begin evacuating civilians followed the IDF’s consultation with the United States, when Defense Minister Yoav Gallant spoke with his counterpart, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on Sunday evening.

The move also comes amid an apparent breakdown in hostage negotiations.

On Sunday, while Israel was waiting for a final response from Hamas regarding the proposal, rockets and mortars were launched toward the Kerem Shalom Crossing at the southern border between Israel and Gaza near Rafah. At least 10 Israelis were injured and 3 soldiers were killed in those attacks.

During his conversation with Austin, Gallant informed him about the Hamas attack and told him, “There was no choice left, and this meant the start of the Israeli operation in Rafah.”

In the U.S. Department of Defense readout of the call, Austin reiterated the U.S. position that any IDF operation in Rafah must include a “credible plan to evacuate Palestinian civilians and maintain the flow of humanitarian aid.”

More Rage Coming

Bible prophecy indicates that Israel will become the center of controversy in the latter days and that the eyes of all the nations of the world will be focused on the Jewish people!

Regardless of the success of the IDF incursion into Rafah, we can anticipate renewed, violent, anti-Israel reactions and demonstrations across the globe as Satan stirs his demon forces to prevent Israel’s defeat of Hamas.

Every day, Israel and the Jewish people are making headline news making them a powerful testimony that we’re living in the concluding moments of the Church Age. Pray the Lord will guide us to be wise and aware as we live and make decisions to glorify Him in the last days!

 

 

Workers set up tents in al-Mawasi, an Israeli-designated “safe zone” in Gaza along the Mediterranean coast.