It has also been reported that after the recent cease fire had been established, around 300 Palestinians (mainly young men) approached the security fence on the Gaza strip at different points. Attempts were made to damage the fence and cross into Israel. Israeli military say that soldiers fired warning shots in the air, but when Palestinians refused to move back out of the no-go zone, troops fired at their legs. One Palestinian is reported dead and 19 injured from this incident. There were no celebrations in the streets of Israel! One Palestinian also infiltrated into Israel during this time, but has since been returned to Gaza.
There is a lot happening at this time in world history about Israel. Especially since the six day war and most recently with rocket attacks being launched from Gaza. From January 1 until November 21, there have been 2,256 Palestinian rockets fired on Israel. Over 1,456 were fired between November 14 and 21. The UN, the United States, and several European countries condemned the bombing of an Israeli bus that took place on November 21 - 28 Israeli civilians were injured. This same bus bombing was praised by Hamas and celebrated in the Gaza Strip!!!
Will there ever be peace in Israel? And why all this hatred that leads to the deliberate targeting of civilians and the public celebration of the attack? There are prophecies about Israel and the end of the world. Do these events in 2012 have any significance for a December 21, 2012 end of the world doomsday... or the near future? What should we think when we read world news about conflict between Israel and the Arab states?
Many Bible prophecy scholars believed the six-day Arab-Israeli war in 1967 was the "beginning of the end." Could what is taking place in Israel today indicate that the end is near? Yes. Does it necessarily mean the end is near? No. Jesus Himself said it best, "Watch out that no one deceives you. . . . You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come" (Matthew 24:4-6).
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