Operations in West Bank Prevent Hundreds of Terror Attacks
According to declassified Israeli military intelligence, authorities have foiled more than 500 terror attacks this past year. The Israel Defense Forces arrested more than 2,500 terror suspects in the West Bank since March. This effort followed a season of vicious attacks, which killed thirty-one civilians and soldiers. Authorities also seized 250 weapons and $785,000 in cash intended for terror operations. The Israel Defense Forces reported at least 281 shooting attacks and other violence against Israelis, both civilians and soldiers, in the West Bank this year.
Last year, they only recorded ninety-one attacks. According to the Palestinian Authority, Israeli fire killed around 150 Palestinians. Israel’s military says many—though not all—died while attempting terrorism or resisting security forces during the raids.
Please pray for the safety and wisdom of the Israel Defense Forces as they seek to bring stability and safety to all who live in Israel.
United States and Israel Hold Joint Aerial Drills
Last week, Israel and the United States Air Force held joint aerial drills over the Mediterranean Sea. The purpose was to simulate conflict with Iran and its neighboring terror groups. These exercises involved fighter jets and their refuelers. A couple of weeks ago, Israeli Defense Forces chief Aviv Kohavi visited the United States. He told American defense officials the two countries must prioritize joint plans for fighting again Iran. Tehran continues to claim its nuclear program is peaceful. Experts, however, warn the world that Iran has enough sufficiently enriched uranium to fuel at least one nuclear bomb.
Please pray the Israeli-American partnership will contribute to safety and peace in the Middle East.