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Israel on the Brink of War with Iran as it’s Revealed that Palestinian Terror Group, Islamic Jihad, Is Waging War For Tehran by Proxy Against Israel

Three Israelis & 12 Palestinians

dead as crisis intensifies.

150 Iron Dome intercepts,

but direct hit on Israeli factory.

Here is the latest.

Iran behind escalation in Gaza!

“Why did the Islamic Jihad do this?” former national security adviser asks. “The answer is again and again and again – Iran.”

“Iran, through its proxy in Gaza, Islamic Jihad, is behind the escalation” says Israel’s former national security advisor Yaakov Amidror, reports the Jerusalem Post.

“Iran’s interest, Amidror said, is for Israel to embark on another major operation in Gaza, freeing up Tehran to do what it wants unhindered in Syria.

The Iranian idea, he said, is that ‘Israel will be busy focusing on Gaza and not have enough energy to deal with the building up of an independent war machine in Syria.’

Iranian pressure, Amidror hinted, is the only explanation for why Islamic Jihad would fire on an IDF patrol while its leaders were in Cairo talking about an arrangement with Israel.”

Iran Backs Islamic Jihad’s 8,000-Man Army in Gaza.
Hamas’ rival Islamic Jihad has built an 8,000-man army supported by Iran and “ready for martyrdom or victory.”

Israel Responds

With Airstrikes

UPDATE: “Senior Israeli Air Force Officer says over 600 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip,” reports a correspondent for the Jerusalem Post.

UPDATE: The Iron Dome is functioning at 86% accuracy, but Israelis officials caution that no defense is perfect and under such a heavy barrage some rockets are going to get through and do serious damage, even take lives.

UPDATE: “As of Sunday afternoon, 13 people in Israel were hit by rockets, missiles and mortar shells from the Gaza Strip. “Twelve people were also lightly injured running to bomb shelters, while 66 people received medical treatment after suffering anxiety attacks from the strikes.”

UPDATE: Eleven Palestinians have been hit in Gaza, reports Haaretz.

UPDATE: “Hamed Khoudary, 34, was killed in an Israeli airstrike less than an hour ago, while he was driving his car. He was responsible for transferring money from Iran to military factions in Gaza.

At least 150 rockets have been intercepted so far by the Iron Dome system, while 70% of the rockets have hit open fields, or malfunctioned and fallen into the Gaza Strip itself.

One rocket made a direct hit on a factory in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.

An Israeli car also took a direct hit, possibly from an anti-tank missile.

Three Israeli are now dead — a 58-year old father of four who was taking a break outside his bomb shelter when rockets landed nearby, and two people killed as a results of direct hits.

Three Israelis have also been critically wounded.

At least 80 Israeli civilians have been treated for stress and trauma.

The Israeli military says it has targeted some 40 sites throughout the Gaza Strip.

In a statement, the IDF says the targets include tunnels and underground bunkers, military bases, weapons factories and rocket launching sites. In addition, the military targeted a number of weapons caches that it says were hidden inside the homes of Hamas operatives ‘deliberately near civilian populations.

Please don’t stop praying for Israelis and Palestinians on both sides of the border.

Thank you so much.

Fire and smoke billowing from buildings in Gaza City after Israeli airstrikes

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