Friday, December 22, 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. Palestinian sources: Abbas to meet Olmert soon - Ynet News

Close associates of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas claimed Thursday that he would soon meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Islamic outrage . . .

2. Hamas, Fatah fighting resumes in Gaza after two-day truce - Ha'aretz

A series of heavy gunbattles between Hamas and Fatah militants broke out in Gaza City early Friday, despite a two-day-old truce that had largely ended factional violence in Gaza.

3. EU monitors lament cash smuggling into Gaza - Ynet News

Some USD 60 million have been smuggled from Egypt into the Gaza Strip through the EU-controlled Rafah border crossing, Gen. Pietro Pistolese the head of the team of monitors said Thursday.