Netanyahu: Fighting to continue until all Gaza tunnels are destroyed

Gaza Tunnel (Marius Arnesen)


Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Israel will fight until all Gaza tunnels are destroyed:

July 28, 2014

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel will not end its operation in Gaza before destroying all the Hamas-built tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation.

Neutralizing the tunnels is the first step toward demilitarization of Gaza, Netanyahu said Monday night in a nationally televised speech from the Israel Defense Forces headquarters in Tel Aviv.  He said the international community must demand the demilitarization of Gaza and monitor the building materials that enter Gaza in the future.

“We need to be prepared for a continued operation,” Netanyahu said. “We will fight to defend our citizens, our children.”

Netanyahu’s call to continue the operation until the tunnels are destroyed appeared to be a rejection of President Obama’s insistence on an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, a message he conveyed to Netanyahu in a phone call Sunday afternoon.

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said the “complex” operation in Gaza could continue for several more days, adding, “The price is painful, but we remain determined.”

Hamas and Israel do not get along and the fighting is continuing:

July 28, 2014

A fragile truce in Gaza for a Muslim holiday broke down Monday as a mortar shell fired from the Palestinian territory killed at least four people in Israel, prompting the army to resume attacks on Hamas militants.

The renewed fighting, which also killed at least six Palestinians, came despite intense international pressure on both sides to cease fire immediately.

An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire,” echoing U.S. President Barack Obama‘s appeal in a phone call to Mr. Netanyahu on Sunday.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon leveled his strongest criticism yet against Israel, accusing it of “pummeling” Gazans with “indiscriminate destruction.” He warned Israel to fulfill its obligations as an “occupying power” to protect civilians.

Israeli officials are saying the military needs more time to achieve their goals of degrading Hamas’s rocket arsenal and neutralizing cross-border tunnels, which Palestinian militants are increasingly using to attack Israel.

Hamas, the Islamist group that rules Gaza, called Sunday for a 24-hour truce to mark the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The feast began on Monday and lasts for three das {sic}.

July 28, 2014

Decrying the deaths and displacement of civilians, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate break in the fighting in Gaza, a territory in “critical condition.”

“In the name of humanity, the violence must stop,” he told reporters Monday from the organization’s New York headquarters, hours after the U.N. Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in Gaza.

“More suffering and siege conditions will only hurt innocent civilians, further isolate Israel, empower extremists on all sides and leave our world far less safe,” Ban said.

The 21-day conflict between Israel and Hamas militants already has killed more than 1,049 people and displaced at least 167,000 Palestinians, the U.N.’s main agency in Gaza said. Most of the Palestinian dead have been civilians. Israel says it has lost 43 soldiers and three civilians.

Tensions escalated Monday when an explosion that rocked a hospital and nearby park Monday killed at least 10 people, including children. Palestinians contended an Israeli missile hit Shifa Hospital; the Israelis said the attack came from a failed Hamas rocket…

Netanyahu rejected the demand, later telling U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon that it dealt with “the needs of a murderous terrorist group that attacks Israeli civilians” while neglecting the security needs of the Jewish state.

Despite pleas from the USA President and the head of the United Nations, Israel has determined that it needs to continue this campaign.  Some reports indicate that Israel was surprised by the number and size of the tunnels, so apparently it has decided to spend more time trying to eliminate them.

Of course, if tunnels were built once (which they were), they can be built again.

While ultimately prophecy shows that much will not work out well for the Palestinians and those in Gaza (see Fighting stops and starts: What is ahead for Gaza? and Gaza and the Palestinians in Bible Prophecy), Bible prophecy also shows that trouble is coming to the land of Israel (Daniel 11:31-43), more than its Prime Minister Netanyahu seems to believe.

Here are a few:

20 But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. (Luke 21:20)

15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (Matthew 24:15-17)

22 Behold, the noise of the report has come, And a great commotion out of the north country, To make the cities of Judah desolate, a den of jackals. (Jeremiah 10:22)

The modern nation of Israel contains many descendants of Judah and a time of desolation is coming to it.

Furthermore, notice one prophecy related to the Palestinians (called Philistines below) harming Israel:

8 The Lord sent a word against Jacob,
And it has fallen on Israel.
9 All the people will know —
Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria —
Who say in pride and arrogance of heart:
10 ‘The bricks have fallen down,
But we will rebuild with hewn stones;
The sycamores are cut down,
But we will replace them with cedars.”
11 Therefore the Lord shall set up
The adversaries of Rezin against him,
And spur his enemies on,
12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind;
And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.  (Isaiah 9:8-12)

Although Benjamin Netanyahu may be able to vastly delay the time of destruction, destruction is coming to the country he currently leads.

Israel, some time in the future, will agree to a ‘peace deal’ that will give relief for a few years per Daniel 9:27, but that will not end well for Israel (Daniel 11:31-39, see also The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27).

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