Hamas threatens execution of 160 hostages


Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘Hamas is ISIS’: IDF Secures Border, Pounds Gaza as Hamas Terrorists Threaten to Execute Hostages
  • Speaking in an address to the nation Monday night, Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel is in “a war to ensure our existence, a war that we will win.”
  • “Israel is at war. Israel didn’t want this war. It was forced upon us in the most brutal and savage way. But though Israel didn’t start this war, Israel will finish it … Hamas will understand that by attacking us they’ve made a mistake of historic proportions,” he said.
  • “We have always known what Hamas is. Now the whole world knows. Hamas is ISIS,” Netanyahu said. “We will defeat [Hamas] precisely as the enlightened world defeated ISIS.”
  • The IDF has called up a record 360,000 reservists to prepare for what many expect is a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.
  • There are more than 160 hostages in Hamas’ hands, and Hamas has warned they will kill one hostage on live TV every time Israel attacks “without prior warning.”
  • “They were taken from their home, from their beds,” said one Israeli mother whose two sons are being held hostage.
  • [During airstrikes from IDF] Gaza authorities say at least 687 Palestinians have died.
  • Meanwhile, on Israel’s northern border, there have been several skirmishes between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, leading many to believe a second front could be a real possibility.

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