Ezekiel 25:15-17 Thus says the Lord God, “Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,” therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast. I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they will know that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.”
See also Zephaniah 2:5-7.
Philistia or the Philistines are the people who make up what is the modern-day Gaza Strip. This group is associated with Hamas and Sunni Muslims.
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February 2018: Living conditions in the Gaza Strip continue to decline. Fuel for electricity continues to be in short supply. Currently there is only enough fuel to accommodate 4 hours of electricity per day. With the lack of electricity, hundreds of tons of food are spoiling.
The World Health Organization has recently delivered 5+ tons of medical supplies, medicine, and equipment. As a result, labs and blood supplies are being severely hampered.
Gaza is reported to 14 hospitals. 300,000 patients are in need of care. Over 6,000 health care workers have not been paid since the summer of 2014. Doctors who have been out of practice for over 10 years are returning to work free of charge to fill the gaps.
February 17, 2018: Palestinians rigged an explosive device to a Palestinian flag on the border with Israel. An explosion occurred when Israeli troops attempted to remove the flag. Four Israeli soldiers were injured.
“The incident on the Gaza border was a very serious one. We will respond in kind. I am sending to the wounded my wishes for a speedy recovery,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel wasted no time responding. The terrorist organization Hamas was targeted. Tunnels, military compounds, and ammunition sites were destroyed.
Israel has military considerations in the south with the Gaza Strip and in the north with the Golan Heights.
Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. -Jesus
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