- Published on Feb 7, 2016
An Israeli minister says Egypt has flooded tunnels on its border with the besieged Gaza Strip upon requests from Tel Aviv. Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz described the flooding as a good solution and said Cairo took the decision due to pressure from Israel. Steinitz also noted that security coordination between Israel and Egypt is better than ever. Following the comments, a spokesperson for Steinitz released a statement, saying his remarks were misinterpreted. Back in 2014, Egypt set up a buffer zone around its border with the Gaza Strip and destroyed hundreds of tunnels there. Cairo says the tunnels were used to smuggle weapons. Palestinians in Gaza, however, say the tunnels are their only lifeline to bring basic commodities to the besieged territory. The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli-imposed blockade since 2007.
- Revelation 12:13-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Woman Persecuted
13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.[a]
- 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.