Friday, June 1, 2007

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"Thus says the LORD, 'If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done,';declares the LORD. " (Jeremiah 31:37)

1. Qassams hit Negev, IAF strikes in Gaza - Ynet News
.. House hit by Qassam on Wednesday evening Photo: Yehuda Peretz, Reuters

Two Qassam rockets landed Thursday morning in open areas in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, one of them near a kibbutz. There were no reports of injuries, but one of the rockets started a fire.

2. Quartet condemns Qassams - Ynet News
.. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Photo: AFP
The Quartet of Middle East mediators harshly condemned the continued Qassam attacks on Israel on Thursday, as well as the build-up of arms by Hamas and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip, a statement released by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said.

3. Government can't reinforce Sderot schools fast enough - ICEJ News

Half of schools under threat of attack have no protection . A senior Israeli Defense Ministry told Ha'aretz yesterday that it would be impossible to comply with a High Court ruling to reinforce all classrooms in the Kassam-stricken city of Sderot and in other communities on the Gaza periphery by the beginning of the next school year.

4. Palestinian promotion of child martyrdom - Worthy News

Hamas TV continues active promotion of Shahada (martyrdom) directed at children. The new video clip, broadcast Sunday, follows the growth of a young Palestinian boy from a child into a Hamas Shahid - Martyr for Allah. The video shows the young child going to the mosque, praying and reading from the Quran, and then holding an automatic rifle together with the Quran as he envisions future participation in violent acts.