- See also:
Egyptian Security Forces on High Alert in Anticipation of War in Gaza And Flooding of Palestinians into the North Sinai Desert — Imminent Fulfillment of Revelation 12:6,13-14
- Israel Pummels Gaza In Nighttime Airstrikes After Hamas Incendiary Balloons Cause Dozen Fires
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Israeli is pummeling the Gaza Strip in a series of airstrikes Monday night, after earlier in the day there were widespread reports of about a dozen fires being set in southern Israel when incendiary balloons deployed by Hamas triggered an Israeli emergency response to the fires.
Within the first hour of the Israeli strikes being initially reported, the attacks have been sustained, suggesting Israel and Gaza could be once again headed for a major flare-up in tit-for-tat missile attacks, such as what happened during major fighting for eleven days in May.
Additionally, The Times of Israel is reporting that defense officials are bracing for likely escalation: “Israeli security officials believe Israel and Hamas are again on a collision course in Gaza, as the terror group encourages further violent protests along the border, Channel 12 news reports.”
This new escalation is happening just three days ahead of the planned meeting between Prime Minister Bennett and US President Joe Biden at the White House, set for Aug.26.
But this means Bennett is likely to pursue a cautious policy of restraint just before meeting the US President, where he hopes to focus on Iran in hopes of persuading Biden to abandon efforts for a restored nuclear nuclear deal in Vienna.
— MintPress News (@MintPressNews) August 23, 2021
Footage of one of the IDF strikes in Khan Younis, southern Gaza this evening. pic.twitter.com/CQgCtZtaGj
— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) August 23, 2021
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) August 23, 2021