Israel Thwarts Major Islamic Jihad Missile Attack

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ISRAEL THWARTS MAJOR ISLAMIC JIHAD MISSILE ATTACK: Since Friday, 30 March 2018, thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have gathered by the Israeli border fence, with some attempting to break through it. On Wed. 4 April, the IDF published a video that showed the IDF boarding a Gaza fishing vessel from Rafah which had sailed beyond the permissible nautical line. Ten Palestinians were arrested and taken in for questioning. The Shin Bet said that during his interrogation, Amin Sa'adi Muhammad Jum'a, the ringleader, confessed to a plot by which one Gaza fishing vessel would act as a decoy, forcing an Israel naval ship to approach it. The Palestinians on board a second fishing boat would then launch a Kornet missile targeting the Israeli vessel, and after that, board the vessel from a third ship, so that they could kidnap soldiers who survived the attack. Islamic Jihad, with Jum’a’s help, had been gathering intelligence about the Israeli navy off the Gaza coast for some time in order to prepare for the attack, the Shin Bet said. The naval plot “proves the true intentions of the terrorist organizations in Gaza that are trying to disguise their murderous intentions by provocative actions against the (Gaza) security fence. Their sole purpose is to provide a cover under which terrorists can carry out attacks against Israel,” said PM Benjamin Netanyahu. (J.Post)

USA SUPREME COURT WON’T MAKE PLO PAY $656 MILLION TERROR AWARD: The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization escaped a $656 million damage award as the USA Supreme Court turned away an appeal by American victims of six bombing and shooting attacks in Israel. The justices left intact a lower court decision that said the Palestinian entities didn't have enough of a connection to the USA to let them be sued under a federal anti-terrorism law. The PA and PLO were accused of supporting Hamas and the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade by providing money, explosives, training and personnel. Both groups are designated as terrorist groups by the USA government. Mark Sokolow, his wife and two of his daughters were injured in a Jerusalem suicide bombing in 2002. His fellow plaintiffs are families of victims of terrorist attacks in Israel that killed 33, including several Americans, and wounded over 450. Their suit argued that the late PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat had paid attackers and their families, and that they had standing to sue his organization under the 1992 Anti-Terrorism Act. (Bloomberg/JTA)

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE RECOGNIZES ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO EXIST: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in an interview published this week, recognized Israel’s right to exist and extolled the prospect of future diplomatic relations between his kingdom and the Jewish state. Asked whether he believes “the Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland,” he replied: “I believe that each people anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation.” Asked about anti-Semitism in Saudi Arabia, he said: “Our country doesn’t have a problem with Jews. Our Prophet Muhammad married a Jewish woman. She was not just a friend — he married her. You will find a lot of Jews in Saudi Arabia coming from America, coming from Europe,” he added. Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official relations but Israel has hinted at clandestine ties with Saudi Arabia in recent years, stressing the two countries share an interest in countering Iran. Salman give emphasis to the threat to the Middle East he said was posed by Iran, even saying that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, “makes Hitler look good.” (Times of Israel)

CORBYN ATTENDS EVENT WITH GROUP CALLING FOR ISRAEL’S DESTRUCTION: On Mon. 2 April, 2018 Labour UK chief Jeremy Corbyn attended an “alternative” Passover Seder hosted by the radical anti-Israel “Jewdas” organization in Islington. The far-left group has in the past called for the destruction of the State of Israel, describing the Jewish state as a “steaming pile of sewage which needs to be properly disposed of.” Corbyn spent several hours at the Jewdas event during which participants mocked a recent protest against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. A spokesman for Corbyn admitted that the Labour UK leader had attended the Jewdas event, but said Corbyn had participated in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of his party. Nevertheless, some members of the Labour Party blasted Corbyn over his attendance, arguing that it undermined the fight against anti-Semitism. “This is deliberately baiting the mainstream Jewish community days after they pleaded with him to tackle anti-Semitism,” tweeted Labour MP John Woodcock. “And he must know that meeting them now will give his members the message that the group’s extreme views are ok. This is irresponsible and dangerous.” (Arutz-7) Pray that Labour leader Corbyn and his anti-Semitic political cohorts will continue to be exposed and removed from places of influence and authority. “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Lk. 12:2-3

MAJOR JEWISH DONOR PULLS SUPPORT FOR BRITISH LABOUR PARTY: One of the British Labour Party’s major donors left the party over its failure to deal with “the most blatant acts of anti-Semitism.” Sir David Garrard, who is Jewish, has donated about $2.1 million to Labour since 2003. “As one of the former leading political and financial supporters of the Labour party, of which I was a member for so many decades, I no longer feel any affinity with, or connection to, what it seems to have become,” Garrard told British media sources. The announcement came as a major British daily on 1 April 2018 reported that 12 senior staff working for Corbyn and for the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, are members of Facebook groups containing anti-Semitic and violent comments, including praise for Adolf Hitler.

The report also found that 20 of the biggest pro-Corbyn Facebook groups contained “more than 2,000 racist, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, violent and abusive messages,” and found routine attacks on Jewish people, including Holocaust denial. Garrand said that he has “watched with dismay and foreboding the manner in which the leadership has, in my view, over the last two years, conducted itself. I consider that it has supported and endorsed the most blatant acts of anti-Semitism. These things conjure up the very kind of anti-Semitic attacks that led to such unbearable consequences for innocent millions in the past. So there no longer exists a party which even pretends to maintain and promote the principles and the integrity of what always was, to me, the Labour Party,” said Garrard. (JTA)

ISIS CLAIMS EASTER KILLING OF CHRISTIAN FAMILY IN PAKISTAN: The ISIS terrorist group on Tues. 3 April 2018, claimed responsibility for murdering four Christian family members in southwestern Pakistan a day after Easter celebrations. The terrorist group opened fire on the group of Christians traveling to the city of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, killing four. The family set off to visit their relatives, but their vehicle was intercepted by the terrorists who then shot them. The terror attack came just a day after Christians around the world celebrated Easter. The Pakistani Christian community, the second largest minority group in the country, consists of over 2 million people. (Fox) Pray for the solace and comforting of those who lost loved ones in this tragic attack. “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Rev 21:4

‘RISE NINEVEH’: CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ CELEBRATE ASSYRIAN NEW YEAR AND EASTER: Thousands of Christians celebrated the Assyrian New Year in northern Iraq over the last several days. The celebrations coincided with Easter and brought together groups of Assyrian Christian activists who are seeking to rekindle the flame of their community from the ravages of ISIS. The Easter Mass at the Saint Mary’s Assyrian Church of the East was attended by hundreds of worshipers on 31 March 2018, the same day on which Juliana Taimoorazy, the founder and president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and co-founder of a project called “Rise Nineveh,” led members of her group to Mosul to stand on the ruins of Nineveh. “There is a lot of meaning to ‘Rise Nineveh.’ It reminds of us Jonah of the Bible and Abraham, the father of the three religions. He was the first person who worshiped the one and almighty God.” The Assyrian Empire once ruled over the areas around Mosul and prophets such as Jonah, Nahum and Daniel played a pivotal role in the spiritual landscape of this region. (J.Post) Intercede for the restoration, encouragement and protection of the Christian Community in Nineveh (and across the Middle East) that has suffered so much abuse, loss and death due to ISIS and other Islamist groups.

ISRAEL’S INNOVATIVE SURGERY TO FREEZE METASTASIS IN THE LIVER: Doctor Yevgeny Solomonov, head of the surgical department at Israel’s Ziv/Sieff Medical Center in Safed, has used advanced technology to freeze liver cancer metastasis using liquid nitrogen as part of an operation in a patient with secondary cancer - liver metastasis of cancerous cancer in the colon. After the left lobe of the liver was removed, the remaining part of the liver underwent an innovative medical procedure - cryotherapy, which means freezing the metastases using special ProSense devices developed and manufactured by an Israeli company, IceCure Medical. Recent studies have shown that as a result of cryosurgery, the immune system "wakes up", attacks and kills the cancer cells that remain. This treatment has been tried in the past on patients with breast and kidney cancer, but this is the first time in Israel that the treatment is performed in liver cancer, which is considered very complex treatment. (INN)

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