by: Kate Norman
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 | Right now, one million people in southern and central Israel are taking cover and huddling in bomb shelters as terrorists in the Gaza Strip are firing rockets indiscriminately into Israel. More than 100 rockets have been fired so far this morning, and the barrage continues.
Rocket alert sirens are sounding constantly—including in Tel Aviv. People there reported hearing an explosion as the Iron Dome intercepted a rocket over the city. Roads, offices and schools are closed. The Israeli Home Front Command issued an order just before 8 a.m. that no nonessential businesses are to remain open.
Early this morning, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck a building in which the commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza was staying. An “imminent threat” and a “ticking bomb,” Abu Al Ata was responsible for a majority of the attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers last year—and was planning more violence against the Jewish state, the Israeli military reported. The barrage began a few hours after the operation.
One rocket struck a house in Sderot, which lies just above the northeast corner of the terror enclave. No injuries were reported from that hit, but three light injuries have been reported so far in Ashkelon—two people treated for anxiety attacks and a teenager injured while falling on her way to the shelter.
Rockets are still falling. Join us in prayer as we ask the Lord for divine protection over Israel. Lift up the leaders of this nation and the Israeli military, that the Lord will bless them with wisdom and discernment as they have a difficult day ahead of them.
Posted on November 12, 2019
Source: (Bridges for Peace, November 12, 2019)
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