Israeli Team Using Special Enzyme to Treat Volcano Burns

“The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations “ Ps 33: 10-11

ISRAELI TEAM USING SPECIAL ENZYME TO TREAT VOLCANO BURNS: An Israeli medical team dispatched to Guatemala last week to treat victims of a devastating volcano there were using a special enzyme developed at the Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba to treat the wounded. The enzyme was brought to the country by the team of specialists and facilitates the speedy recovery of burns and reduces the need for surgery. The team, made of 10 experts in treating burns and respiratory diseases, arrived in the Central American country Thurs. evening 8 June 2018 and began seeing patients on Friday. Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted on 3 June killing and wounding dozens. Israel, at PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s directions, immediately sent aid and dispatched the medical team. Guatemala President Jimmy Morales was in the country last month to inaugurate the opening of his country’s embassy in Jerusalem. (J.Post) Israel is always among the first to send medical teams and assistance at the onset of any natural disaster. Intercede that the active volcano in Guatemala will be prevented from spewing further destruction - and victims who have lost homes and love ones will be provided for, healed and comforted.

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"MY UNPRECEDENTED OFFER TO IRAN:" Israel’s PM Netanyahu released a video Sunday 10 June 2018 in which he made an "unprecedented offer" to the Iranian people to help solve Iran's water crisis by creating a Farsi website with detailed plans on Israeli water conservation technologies and strategies. "The Iranian people are victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water," Netanyahu stated. "Israel stands with the people of Iran, and that is why I want to help save countless Iranian lives." He noted that "Iran's meteorological organization says that nearly 96% of Iran suffers from some level of drought" and that Iran’s Environmental Minister had warned that "50 million Iranians could be forced out of their homes due to environmental damage. Millions of Iranian children are suffering due to mismanagement and incompetence, and the theft of vital resources by the Iranian regime." Netanyahu said that Israel's experience in dealing with its own water challenges puts the Jewish State in a good position to help Iran overcome its water crisis. "Israel has the know-how to prevent environmental catastrophe in Iran," he said. "I want to share this information with the people of Iran. Sadly, Iran bans Israelis from visiting, so we'll have to get creative," the Prime Minister said. He announced that the Israeli government would launch "a Farsi website with detailed plans on how Iranians can recycle their waste water." "We will show how Iranian farmers can save their crops and feed their families.” (Arutz-7) Pray for the people of Iran to receive aid and instruction in practical ways to ward off the water crisis it is facing - along with other areas of daily survival. Intercede that the brave and fast growing underground church in Iran will be protected, nurtured, increased and provide much hope to others.

‘TERROR KITES’ SPARK 11 FIRES IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL’: Eleven separate fires have been sparked in the south by incendiary devices sent across the border by terrorists using kites in the Gaza Strips since the beginning of 1 June 2018. Over the last few weeks, terrorists in Gaza have attempted to set fires in Israeli territory through the flying of kites and balloons attached to incendiary devices such as firebombs. Over 4,000 dunams (approximately 1,000 acres) of Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) owned forests have been burned since the arson attacks began. Danny Ben David, director of the western Negev region at the JNF, explained to the amount of forest burned by the incendiary kites and balloons in recent weeks has exceeded the total which was burned during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, when Hamas terrorists launched over 4,500 rockets and mortars at Israel. "During Protective Edge, 3,500 dunams of forest were burned and now with the kite terror we have crossed this huge number. It's simply a scandal. I've already passed the stage of grief, now I'm just terribly angry," Ben David said. Ben-David has spent the last few months putting out the fires in the Gaza vicinity. He and others run from fire to fire and try to minimize the irreversible damage. JNF personnel have also found animal carcasses in the area: burnt turtles, bird nests, as well as destroyed eucalyptus and pine trees. The damage to entire species remains unknown. Ben-David noted that there is no end to the kite terrorism in sight. "We run from fire to fire. We do not have time to think about anything else. On 8 Friday 2018 we were here until 8 pm, and it was the same yesterday. It was crazy." Seventeen fires were caused by kite terrorism on Saturday. 10 June, 2018. (Arutz-7)

THE HIDDEN HAND OR IRAN IN GAZA: Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Foreign Policy and International Affairs at the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Eran Lerman, thinks that the mortar attacks and cross-border infiltrations from Gaza should serve as a reminder that Hamas may be in charge of the Gaza Strip, but it has a junior partner that is dangerous and capricious, and that it refuses to disarm: Islamic Jihad. "There is a reason for this. While Hamas is, generally speaking, in contact with Iran, it still operates independently. But Islamic Jihad works on Iran’s behalf and is largely an Iranian proxy", he said. Dr. Lerman add that "Islamic Jihad is, for all intents and purposes, an extension of the Iranian regime and serves its interests. Iran has its own agenda. It finds it easier to exert pressure on Israel and threaten it without making Hezbollah enter the fray through another war with Israel. It also prefers to avoid another confrontation with Israel on the Syrian front, which cost it dearly several weeks ago". (INN)

“TERROR KITES” CAUSING UNPRECEDENTED DAMAGE IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL: Hundreds of incendiary kites have caused thousands of acres of damage, as the IDF seeks to develop new technologies to thwart phenomenon. For twelve weeks, Hamas has spearheaded so-called “March of Return” protests along the Israel-Gaza Strip border which have invariably descended into deadly clashes. Thus far, more than 100 Palestinians—the majority of them belonging to terrorist groups—have been killed by Israeli forces, whose rules-of-engagement allow for the use of live-fire to disperse demonstrators posing an immediate threat through the use of explosive devices or by attempting to breach the security fence. Amid the chaos, the Palestinians have developed a new tactic; namely, flying incendiary kites into Israeli territory. In the process, the children’s toy has effectively been transformed into a primitive weapon causing widespread devastation to Israeli fields, crops and nature reserves. The “terror kites” have started hundreds of wildfires within the Gaza envelope, wreaking havoc on Israeli communities that depend primarily on agriculture and farming for their livelihoods. More than 350 of the airborne incendiary devices have been felled by drones during the last two weeks.

MEET IDF’S NEW INCENDENIDARY KITE-ATTACKING DRONE: With flaming kites from Gaza ravaging Israeli farmland, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has provided what the IDF hopes will be an answer to the primitive weapon—the 3kg Firefly—also capable of creeping up on enemy positions and exploding. An Israeli arms company has developed a new drone to counter the threat posed by incendiary kites, hundreds of which have been flown over from Gaza to Israel's southern communities over recent weeks, causing numerous fires that have ravaged farmland and terrorized residents. The Z’vuv HaEsh (Firefly) drone, which has been developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, will be presented for the first time at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris this week, where the latest land and airland defence and security gear goes on display. Its meager weight of just three kilograms does not come and the expense of its abilities to fly and operate in tough weather conditions, including rain and wind. The Firefly can also be armed with a warhead weighing up to 350g and can remain in the air for up to 15 minutes before crashing and exploding into an enemy outpost or anti-tank missiles depot. Alternatively, it can be flown through a window of an enemy building and detonated there. (Ynet) Pray for the success of the Israeli army that is hard-at-work developing new technologies and techniques to curb this latest terror phenomenon.

IN OPERATIONAL FIRST, IDF DESTROYS HAMAS UNDERWATER TERROR TUNNEL: The IDF has neutralized, for the first time, a naval terror tunnel belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization, the IDF Spokesperson's unit announced Sunday 10 June 2018. The tunnel, which was operational but did not actually extend into Israeli waters, would have enabled terrorists who would enter from a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip to exit into the sea unnoticed, making it possible to carry out out terrorist acts against the State of Israel from the sea. The route of the tunnel, which reached a depth of 2-3 meters and was 3 kilometers from the border with Israel, was identified by the IDF as part of a campaign against Hamas’ naval force in the past year. The tunnel was destroyed on 3 June 2018 by an air strike” According to a senior naval officer, the Navy knew about the tunnel for several months and it was decided it was the “right time” to destroy it. “The bottom line is that it was a tunnel that would allow for the departure of Hamas naval commando forces,” the officer said, adding that Hamas invested a great deal of money in it and trained forces in the tunnel. “We estimate that there may be more such naval tunnels,” the senior officer said. (J.Post)

IDF RESERVISTS CALLED UP FOR SURPRISE DRILL ON NORTHERN BORDER: Israeli army reservists were surprised on Sunday 10 June 2018 to receive orders to immediately leave their jobs and families and report to the northern border with Syria. The massive ground forces exercise follows a large Air Force drill conducted over the past week. Both are seen as a clear message to Iranian forces just over the border in Syria to not further test the Jewish state. Army officials, however, denied that Sunday's surprise call-up was directly tied to escalating tensions with Iran. The IDF explained that the drill had been planned for some time, but that it was kept secret, even from the participating units, to test their response to an emergency call-up in the event of an actual outbreak of war. (Israel Today) In the words of one blogger: “Good job Israel. Yes, we need to trust God but that does not mean we do not need to wisely be prepared on a human level to protect and maintain the freedom of which Israel is unique in the Middle East. There are many who would like to rob this freedom” The God of Israel will take care of the rest.

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