Israel and Syria exchanged missile attacks early Thursday morning after Damascus launched an advanced surface-to-air missile that landed all the way in the Negev Desert.
Iranian forces in Syria fired yet another rocket at Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona, and this time, Iron Dome did not stop it in time. This is the longest-range attack yet by Syrian and Iranian forces, showing that Iran’s capability is growing each time they take a shot. Add to that the fact that Iran is now refining uranium up to 60%, and you have a recipe for disaster. At some point in the not-too-distant future, Iran is going to hit a couple of their targets in Israel.
“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.” Luke 21:20,21 (KJB)
Two things are certain, the first being that the Abraham Accords will create the nation of Palestine as Israel gets divided according to Joel 3:2 (KJB), and the second being that Israel will be lured into a covenant with Death and Hell according to Isaiah 28 and Revelation 6. The Pretribulation Rapture removes the Church before the bulk of these things heat up, but if I were to use a rocket launch metaphor, the rocket engines are ignited and we are awaiting liftoff. That’s really how close we actually are, I hope you are ready to fly.
Syrian missile lands near Dimona nuclear reactor, Iron Dome interception fails
FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: Alarms sounded in Abu Qrenat near Dimona in the South. Syria fired the missile in response to what it claims was an Israeli Air Force bombing near Damascus. Israel frequently strikes Syria to prevent Iranian entrenchment in the country as well as weapons shipments to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Reports from across the country, including central Israel and Jerusalem, spoke of “loud explosions” that “shook the houses.”
The IDF activated its air defense systems in an attempt to intercept the missile, but the attempt failed. The military is investigating why its air defenses failed to intercept the SA-5 and did not intercept the large warhead. Early reports indicated that the explosion was the result of a Patriot missile defense system battery responding to the firing of the missile into Israel. The IDF later confirmed the reports and on Thursday morning, missile parts were located in the swimming pool of the Negev community of Ashalim.
“Due to a surface to air missile entering Israeli territory, air defense systems were activated,” a statement by the IDF read, noting that the military was still investigating the incident.
The Patriot was reportedly launched from somewhere near the city of Dimona, not far from the location of Israel’s secretive nuclear reactor. The IDF said that in response to the launch, it attacked several missile batteries in Syria, including the one that fired the projectile that struck its territory. Syria’s state news agency said Syrian air defenses intercepted the Israeli attack that had targeted areas in the Damascus suburbs.
“Air defenses intercepted the rockets and downed most of them,” the agency said. However, four soldiers were injured in the attack and some material damage took place, it said.
A Syrian military defector said the Israeli strikes targeted locations near the town of Dumair, some 40 km. northeast of Damascus, where Iranian-backed militias have a presence. It is an area that Israel has hit repeatedly in past attacks.
It was unclear at first where the missile was launched from. Several indications pointed to it having been launched from Iraq, while according to other reports, it came from the city of Daraa in southern Syria following an Israeli airstrike. IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman told reporters that the explosion was due to the firing of an SA-5 surface-to-air missile toward Israel from Syria and that it exploded in the southern Negev.
The firing of the missile came during Israeli airstrikes in southern Syria. The missile was not directed towards the Dimona nuclear reactor and was an errant missile, Zilberman said. According to the spokesman, Israel responded to the firing of the SA-5 towards IAF jets by striking several anti-aircraft batteries in Syria, including the one which fired the missile that exploded in southern Israel. READ MORE
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