Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Yet give attention to Your servant's prayer and his plea for mercy, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that Your servant is praying in Your presence." (2 Chronicles 6:19)

1. IDF: Hizbullah almost back to full combat strength - Jerusalem Post

Predicting that it is "just a matter of time" before Hizbullah attacks Israel, a high-ranking officer from the Northern Command revealed to The Jerusalem Post Wednesday that the Lebanese guerrilla group had nearly returned to full strength and was almost at the level it was before this summer's Lebanon war.

2. Al-Qa'eda calls for jihad to aid Hamas - London Telegraph

Al-Qa'eda weighed into the Palestinian crisis yesterday when Ayman al-Zawahiri, its deputy leader, called for holy war to support the aims of the Islamist Palestinian group Hamas.

3. Hamas Assures Al Qaeda That It Is Still Fighting Against Israel

- All Headline News A spokesman for the ruling Palestinian faction Hamas assured fellow extremists throughout the Middle East on Wednesday that the group remains committed to fighting Israel and militarily removing the Jewish state.