Israel is being threatened at all of her borders and is now on high alert. Israel's Defense Force (IDF) has increased the presence of both active duty and reservists to protect the country's borders. General Yehiel Gozal says, “If this situation doesn’t quickly get under control, it is likely that a war will develop.”
40,000 Palestinians have been rioting at Israel’s southern Gaza border. 62 rioters have been killed by IDF forces and at least 2,000 have been injured. Gaza has proudly announced that of those killed, 50 were members of the Hamas terror group. International media report that the Palestinians were holding peaceful protests, but videos of the riots portray a different picture.
For over a month, rioters have set tires ablaze, planted bombs, flown kites that were on fire into Israel, destroying Israeli fields. They have hurled firebombs, Molotov cocktails, and stones at IDF troops. Palestinians directed machine gun fire from Gaza at IDF aerial vehicles. Several residences in the Israeli border town of Sderot were hit. Sderot is where Song For Israel placed its first bomb shelter.
Last month representatives from Song For Israel were on the Gaza border. We picked wheat in a field bordering Gaza as we viewed smoke from burning kites in the background. Shmuel Bowman, Director of Operation Lifeshield, created the video below. Song For Israel partners with Operation Lifeshield in saving lives by placing bomb shelters on Israel's borders. Please watch the video and then consider partnering with us to save lives in Israel.
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