Last night, Israel kicked the war up a notch. Tanks entered Gaza.
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said the war had “entered a new phase.”
The ground raids come amid heavy air bombardments and Israel knocking out communications in Gaza to create a near-blackout of information, largely cutting off the besieged population of 2.3 million from contact with the outside world.
To me, Israel will slowly crank this up.
When you shut off communication, that signals the next level of war.
Overwhelmingly, UN members voted for an immediate ceasefire (again) and immediate aid for those in Gaza. The U.S. and Israel voted no.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry,
“The Kingdom … warns of the danger of continuing to carry out these blatant and unjustified violations of international law against our brotherly Palestinians.”
Warns Israeli invasion in Gaza could be “catastrophic.”
It’s not looking good my friends.
Escalation and more escalation…
I did want to mention the part he said about “brotherly Palestinians.”
Sometimes people get caught up on the term “Palestinians.” For those who don’t know, those people are Arabs. Palestinians are not a difference race, it’s an identifier. This becomes a hot topic as the two sides debate on whose land it is.
The word “Palestine” is actually found in Joel 3:4. It most likely comes from the word, “Philistines,” we all recognize that name from Scripture. Even the Jews acknowledge this.
It’s thought since the 12th century, Arabs have lived in what we call Palestine. As people struggle over power, land names change over time, so do people. Just look at “America” today.
Back to war…
Another U.S. base, just in time for more war.
Two months before Hamas attacked Israel, the Pentagon awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to build U.S. troop facilities for a secret base it maintains deep within Israel’s Negev desert, just 20 miles from Gaza. Code-named “Site 512,” the longstanding U.S. base is a radar facility that monitors the skies for missile attacks on Israel.
The U.S. attacked Iranian facilities in Syria, as the U.S. base in Syria was attacked by some opposing force.
The United States took this necessary and proportionate action consistent with international law and in the exercise of the United States’ inherent right of self-defense as reflected in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. - White House
This kills me…
Our base in Syria is ILLEGAL.
How is that acting “consistant with international law” and in “self-defense?”