- Published on Feb 4, 2016
The United Nations has once again raised the alarm over the grave situation in the besieged Gaza Strip.The UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories says Gaza is on a disastrous trajectory. Robert Piper is blaming the worsening crisis mainly on Israel’s years-long blockade on the enclave. He made the comments after his latest visit to Gaza to oversee the reconstruction process in the territory. Nearly 100,000 Palestinians remain homeless more than one year into Israel’s onslaught on Gaza. The 2014 war completely destroyed some 11,000 houses. Only 859 houses have been rebuilt after the 50-day war. Israel’s offensive also claimed the lives of more than 2,200 Palestinians.
- Wilderness means desert.
- Numbers 1:19
As the Lord commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.
[ Census of the Levites Commanded ] Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying:
[ The Second Passover ] Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying:
And the children of Israel set out from the wilderness of Sinai on their journeys; then the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.
And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness.
Revelation 12:3-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.