1. Israel Attacks Terror Sites in Syria Israel Report Dec 1st
Israel blasted Iranian, Hizballah and Syrian targets for 75 minutes last Thursday night in its biggest ever surface missile attack on Syria, intelligence and military sources have revealed. Two kinds of ground-to ground missiles were used in this cross-border offensive: a Long-Range Artillery Weapon system known as LORA which has a range of 400km; and guided, short range Tamuz rockets.
They raked across at least 15 sites, most of them belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), pro-Iranian militias and Hizballah. They covered an area ranging from the Syrian Hermon slopes in the north, down to the Iranian command centre at Izra north of Daraa in the south. Among the locations targeted was Al-Zabadani, a town on the Damascus-Beirut highway near the Lebanese border in the west, which Hizballah has taken over and established there its command posts, training camps and ammunition and rocket depots. At Al Kiswah south of Damascus, the IDF missiles struck Iran?s central command post in Syria, which is known as the ?Glass House.? Aslo bombed were the command posts and structures of two Syrian brigades which are structured for Syrian officers to command a hodge-podge of Hizballah, pro-Iranian Shiite and Palestinian militias. Israeli missiles also struck the Syrian Army?s 90th Brigade which rules the area north of Quneitra and 112h Brigade which is stationed south of this Golan town. The massive Israeli cross-border assault inflicted heavy casualties on the Iranians, their militias, Hizballah and the Syrian army. Up until Friday night, neither Iran, Syria nor Hizballah had disclosed the precise targets smashed by the IDF 24 hours earlier. The Russian military in Syria was also silent. Developing further .. Pray that Russia will not intervene or respond to Israel’s action to pre-empt attacks from her enemies inside Lebanon or Syria
2. Iran Shipping Weapons to Lebanon & Syria Israel News Dec 1st
A fresh spurt in Iranian air freight traffic to Beirut international airport is reported by reliable military and intelligence sources. Hardly a day went by in the past week without the arrival of at least one – if not two – Iranian transport aircraft, making refuelling stops at Damascus on their return flight. This airlift set off alarm bells at the US CENTCOM Air Base at Udeid in Qatar and at Israeli military staff headquarters in Tel Aviv. Both are short of information on the reason for the accelerated Iranian air transport traffic and the nature of their cargoes. The CIA and Israeli intelligence services have, however, caught on to four major clandestine Iranian missile production projects in the making – over and above the dozens of small workshops known to be busy affixing precision-guidance components to Hizballah?s arsenal of thousands of medium- and long-range Fajr-5, Fateh-110 and Zilzal-2 surface missiles. Those workshops are scattered widely across Lebanon, although some are located in Beirut and some in western Syrian areas adjoining the Hizballah-ruled regions of eastern Lebanon. Much less is known about the four large projects going up – two each in Lebanon and Syria, but Tehran appears to be in a hurry to get them finished. Military sources have also discovered that while three of the four factories appear to be modelled on Iran?s missile plants in the military compounds of Parchin and Khujir, the fourth stands out as different and puzzling. Sunk under the mountains surrounding Wadi Jahannam near Banyas in northern Syria, this facility is a subterranean military industrial city, and is a copy the Fordow underground facility in central Iran and sharing a similar natural setting and near impregnability. Since the work is carried out below ground, it is hard to determine what stage it has reached. Pray that Israel is able to take the necessary action to neutralise these Iranian threats to the safety of innocent Israeli citizens
3. Jordanian Worker Attacks 2 Israelis With Hammer World Israel News Dec 3rd
A Jordanian man on Friday attacked two Israeli port workers with a hammer, seriously wounding them in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat, police and media reports said. The assailant was detained for questioning and police said they suspect the motive was terrorism. Friday had been the suspect?s first day working in Eilat through a local employment company, Israeli media reported. Eiat which borders Jordan hosts hundreds of Jordanians who enter the city daily to work in hotels and other industries as part of a cross-border jobs program. Police said the two victims were hospitalized with serious injuries after the Jordanian suspect beat them with a hammer. The suspect is being questioned, police said. A police statement said the ?main line of investigation is that the motive was a terrorist attack.? Jordan said it?s aware of the incident ?in which a Jordanian citizen was involved? and that it dispatched a diplomat from its embassy in Israel to Eilat to look into the issue, according to Jordan?s official Petra news agency. Pray that the 2 victims of the terror attack will be restored to fill health and that the assailant is dealt with accordingly
4. PM Netanyahu Compares IDF Soldiers to the Maccabbes
Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is also serving as defense minister visited an IDF Commando Brigade exercise Tuesday evening, where he was briefed by the IDF Chief-of-Staff and other senior officers. Addressing the soldiers participating in the exercise, PM Netanyahu said: ?The great answer to anti-Semitism is the State of Israel and the IDF. Once we were like a driven leaf in the wind and we could be slaughtered. Today we have the power to respond. ?We are on the even of Hanukah,? he added. ?The spirit of the Maccabees is here ? you are the Maccabees. We overcome our enemies with extraordinary strength and the extraordinary spirit that I see here. I see this in the IDF and in all our fighters. ?I am proud of you and believe in you, and the people of Israel believe in you. Continue to succeed. Watch over the state. Watch over yourselves and each other.? The PM observed the forces during the exercise and viewed a presentation on advanced weaponry. The various units of the IDF Commando Brigade are currently holding a multi-scenario 10-day exercise in various parts of the country. Pray for all of the Israeli military personnel – protection, bravery and salvation
5. Israel Destroys Hizbollah Terror Tunnel United With Israel News Dec 4th
The IDF launched Operation Northern Shield early Tuesday morning to expose and destroy Hizbollah terror tunnels that run from Lebanon into Israel. The IDF is operating at several points inside Israeli territory along its northern border with Lebanon, with several areas declared a closed military zone. Hizbollah has been digging tunnels into Israel designed to enable the rapid streaming of large groups of terrorists. An IDF spokesperson underscored that the tunnels were not yet operational and have not become a threat to Israeli communities. ?We see Hezbollah?s activities as a flagrant and blatant violation of Israeli sovereignty. This activity is another example of the negative effects of Iranian entrenchment in the region.? He added that Israel has been investigating the possibility of underground Hizbollah tunnels since 2013. He did not explain why the operation was launched specifically now, nor did he disclose any further information on the number, location or nature of the tunnels. Pray that all of the terror tunnels on the northern border will be discovered and destroyed
6. Israel Working With USA to Contain Iran Israel Today News Dec 6th
On Tuesday morning, the Israel Defense Forces launched operation ?Northern Shield? on the Israeli side of the border with Lebanon. The operation is meant to destroy a number of Hezbollah attack tunnels which have been built in recent years as preparation for a future offensive against Israel which Hezbollah believes would end in the occupation of the northern Galilee. The operation against Hezbollah was launched hours after Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benyamin Netanyahu met US Secretary of Defense Mike Pompeo in Brussels, Belgium where he discussed ?a list of developments in the region? with Pompeo. One of these developments is Iran?s increasing belligerent activity in Lebanon where it has built underground missile facilities which manufacture guided ballistic missiles. The Iranians are now also supplying Hezbollah with weapons by using planes which fly directly to Beirut National Airport in Lebanon. The carrier uses civilian aircraft and is controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps which has apparently decided to change the supply routes to Hezbollah. Before taking off from Ben Gurion National Airport, PM Netanyahu made clear Israel and The United States are working in tandem to contain Iran?s ?aggression?. We are in continuous contact with our American friends, I will discuss with Mike Pompeo a list of developments in our region, and (actions) we are taking together to halt the aggression of Iran and its proxies in the North. We will of course also discuss other issues,? the Israeli PM told reporters. Pray that PM Netanyahu continues to be strong and take all necessary measures to protect Israel from Iranain conrtrolled and supplied Hamas and Hizbollah
7. Full Size Replica of Noah’s Ark to Sail to Holy Land World News Israel Dec 3rd
A Dutch carpenter intends to sail his rebuilt Noah?s Ark to Israel. This isn?t Noah, son of Lamech. It?s not even Evan Almighty from the Hollywood film. But master builder Johan Huibers plans to sail his life?s masterpiece, a replica Noah?s Ark, to Israel. ?I love the county, I love the people,? Huibers said. He didn?t reveal the exact date he plans to set sail for Israel. He still needs about about $1.3 million to make the trip from the Netherlands to the Holy Land. One problem: The ark doesn?t have an engine. So he?ll need to rent tugboats to bring it to Israel. Huibers followed the instructions in the Torah in building his replica. The ship has five decks and is 410-feet long. ?I wanted children to come here and feel the texture of the wood, see the nails and see that what is written in the book is true,? he said. The idea came to Huibers 25 years ago when he was reading the story of Noah and the flood to his children. But when he first tried to build the ark, it was half the size of the Biblical measurements. That wasn?t due to a lack of effort, but rather Holland?s difficult canals. ?I wanted to spread God?s word in the Netherlands,? he said. The Ark was initially a huge tourist attraction. It had a petting zoo and could fit up to 5,000 people. However, the city where it is docked closed it down, claiming safety reasons. Huibers disputes this, saying his creation is not only safe, but is insured and has modern fire extinguishing equipment. The Ark ?is meant to educate, a reminder that our world is changing, will continue to change, as we see now because of global warming, rising sea levels, fires,? Huibers said.