JD: Can you give us an update on the ceasefire? Why did it come about and do you think it will last?
DD: Well Jimmy as of right now it looks like it is holding in terms of rocket fire and that and that was after over 4,000 Palestinian rockets had been fired. The Israeli’s believed they had won a victory in what they were calling operation guarding of the walls. What wall are they talking about? Well this started in Jerusalem of course where Jimmy on Friday there was rioting again. 11 days of fighting. Jimmy the initial assessments in Israel were that the victory Israel claimed was quite good that they had done a substantial amount of damage to Hamas. The Hamas people were saying the opposite that they did great damage to Israel and shocked them. They were celebrating on Friday in all sorts of Palestinian towns and cities.
But on Friday the Newspaper published an interview with senior Israeli army commanders who said their second assessment was that they didn’t do as much damage as they had hoped they would. They did get dozens of miles of underground tunnels destroyed but the rockets themselves are mostly intact they believe. They maybe took out 10% of Hamas’s rocket potential. That is good. The conclusions that most are making is that this is a temporary hold on the full scale fighting but the ground Palestinian uprising if you will or the violence that occurred in many places on Friday not only in Jerusalem and again on the Temple Mount. There was clashes, there were dozens of Palestinians injured. These are young men mostly who weren’t even alive during the last uprising and they actually chanted against the Grand Mufti the chief Muslim leader as he was starting his speech on the Temple Mount on Friday saying we are the sons of Mohammed Deif who is the military commander of Hamas. So Hamas has an army all over the place Jimmy and the ground violence will probably continue and its just a matter of time most are saying before we have the next round of major exchanges.
JD: David Dolan reporting on the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
David Dolan’s report gave us the facts of the ceasefire but also revealed how short lived this ceasefire may be. It is tangible evidence of how allusive peace is in the Middle East today. This pause in fighting the war is helping us to wait for the antichrist to come on the scene to establish a false peace, that’s Daniel 9:27.