Russia Warns of 'Consequences' After Syria Attack

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RUSSIA WARNS OF ‘CONSEQUENCES', AFTER SYRIA ATTACK: Moscow lashed out at Washington, London and Paris in the wake of Allied airstrikes on military facilities connected to Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles. “We are being threatened,” said a statement from the Kremlin. “We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences. All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris.” The Kremlin took personal offense that President Trump called out Russian strongman Vladimir Putin for failing to control Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his use of chemical weapons against his own people. “Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible,” the Kremlin said. The USA didn’t notify Moscow of the 14 April 2018, Saturday morning attacks on Russia’s ally Syria. (J.Post) We continue to ask our readers and intercessors to pray against any retaliatory strikes from Russia, especially against American vessels in the area. Pray also for the safety of Israel during these times of intense conflict and multiple threats taking place across her northern borders.

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL: SYRIA IS 'MOST SERIOUS THREAT TO INT'L PEACE AND SECURITY': Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Saturday 14 April, 2018 that Syria represents the "most serious threat to international peace and security" of our time. He called on member states to "show restraint" and to act "consistently with the United Nations Charter and international law in general." USA Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said at the same UN meeting on Saturday that the USA had acted with its allies France and Britain only after they had exhausted their diplomatic tools. "The Syrian regime has forced us to take action," she said, denying Russian and Syrian claims that the Assad regime bears no responsibility for the various chemical weapons attacks. She also shot down Russian claims that the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma was fake news. “The United States is ‘locked and loaded’ to strike again if Syria's President Bashar al-Assad's government again uses chemical weapons, Haley warned. Meanwhile USA President Donald Trump hailed what he calls the “perfectly executed” strike on Syria, and has declared “Mission Accomplished”. (J. Post/Fox)

HUNDREDS OF PALESTINIANS TREATED FOR WOUNDS, TEAR GAS INHALATION DURING THIRD WEEK OF PROTESTS: Gaza health officials said 363 people were wounded by Israeli fire or treated for tear gas inhalation on Friday 13 April 2018 in the latest round of protests and riots on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. Ten thousand protesters amassed at the border for the third Friday in a row. The Israeli army reported that there were several attempts to breach the border, and that protesters threw bottles, rocks, Molotov Cocktails and in one case an explosive device at security personnel. Rioters also burned tires, Israeli flags and attempted to launch a burning kite into Israel’s territory. Israel dismissed criticism of its use of live fire, saying its rules of engagement were necessary and would not change. (JTA)

THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE MURDEROUS ATTACKS: Terror attacks in Israel have left 3,175 orphans, 822 widows, and 926 bereaved parents who live among us today. Ahead of the Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, which will be marked on Wed.18 April, 2018 the National Insurance Institute said the number of civilians killed in terrorist attacks since the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948 stands at 3,134. This figure also includes 122 foreign nationals killed in terrorist attacks in Israel and 100 Israelis who died abroad. In the past year, from the last Independence Day, 12 Israelis have been murdered, with the last one being Adiel Kolman, who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem on his way to the Western Wall last month. The terrorist attacks have left 3,175 orphans, including 114 who lost both their parents, 822 widows, and 926 bereaved parents who live among us today. (INN)

ISRAEL REMEMBERS 6 MILLION VICTIMS ON HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: Israel came to a standstill at 10 a.m. Thurs. 12 April 2018 as sirens wailed throughout the country in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. Buses and cars halted on streets and highways as Israelis stepped out of their vehicles and stood with heads bowed. Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel is held on the day marking the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943. The UN set International Holocaust Remembrance Day as 27 January, the day the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945. (Times of Israel)

THE HOLOCAUST: The "Holocaust" refers to the period from 30 January, 1933, when Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, to 8 May 1945 - the end of the war in Europe. Millions of Jewish men, women and children were murdered by Hitler and his brutal cohorts during this time. While it is impossible to ascertain the exact number of Jewish victims six million is the round figure. Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of concentration and death camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. Buchenwald was a German Nazi concentration camp established near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937, one of the first and largest of the concentration camps on German soil. It was in holes such as these that Jewish victims were starved, tortured, subjected to slave labor, beatings, inhumane medical experiments and murdered in gas chambers by the millions. Elderly Holocaust survivors in Israel suffer mental and physical torments to this day. Their children in many cases bear traumatic scars as a result of being raised by such emotionally and physically shattered parents. (JNN) Pray for the comforting of all individuals and entire families who have been scarred emotionally and physically by the Holocaust. Pray also for the financial needs of more than 45,000 Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line in Israel.

STUDY: 22% OF USA MILLENNIALS NEVER HEARD OF THE HOLOCAUST: Over a fifth of millennials in the United States have not heard of the Holocaust, a study found. The survey, which was commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found that many Americans were unaware of basic facts about the Holocaust. The results were released Thurs. 12 April 2018, which marks Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. The study included 1,350 interviews with Americans aged 18 and over. While 6 million Jews are estimated killed in the Holocaust, 31% of all respondents and 41% of millennials, aged 18 to 34, believe that number is 2 million or less, according to the survey. Forty-five percent of all respondents could not name a concentration camp or ghetto from World War II, and 41% could not identify Auschwitz; a network of Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Claims Conference President Julius Berman expressed concern about the lack of knowledge about the Holocaust among millennials. “We are alarmed that today’s generation lacks some of the basic knowledge about these atrocities,” he said in a statement. (Arutz-7) Pray that in-depth educational programs, films and speakers will be scheduled as a norm in America’s schools, universities and churches.

HONDURAS VOTES TO MOVE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM: Honduran lawmakers passed a measure calling on the government to move the nation’s embassy in Israel from its present location in Tel Aviv to the Israeli capital city of Jerusalem. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon hailed the vote in a tweet Friday, 13 April 2018 adding that PM Binyamin Netanyahu was scheduled to speak with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez later in the day. Neighboring Guatemala also announced its plans to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Guatemala is expected to unveil its new embassy in Jerusalem on 16 May 2018 two days after the USA opens its new embassy. (INN)

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