JPost: The number of unintercepted rockets and Israeli fatalities sparked inquiry about the effectiveness of Iron Dome, and whether Hamas and Islamic Jihad have found a way to thwart the system.
Hamas was quick to declare that it had achieved victory, overwhelming Israeli defenses with concentrated barrages of projectiles.
“The Qassam Brigades, thanks to God, succeeded in overcoming the so-called Iron Dome by adopting the tactic of firing dozens of missiles in one single burst,” a spokesman for Hamas’s Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades said in a social media post quoted by The Times of Israel. “The high intensity of fire and the great destructive ability of the missiles that were introduced by the Qassam [Brigades] … succeeded in causing great losses and destruction to the enemy.” more …
Opinion: Test run for Psalm 83?
The combined factions (Hamas, Islamic Jihad etc.) in Gaza are known to have 20,000 rockets. Hezbollah is known to have 150,000 rockets. So if Iron Dome was overwhelmed in last weekend’s attacks with 700 rockets, what would happen in a coordinated attack from the southeast and north?
“Deal with them as with Midian, As with Sisera, As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, Who perished at En Dor, Who became as refuse on the earth.” Psalm 83:9-10
The 3000 year old psalm implores God to deal with a future massive invasion of Israel as He dealt with Israel’s past enemies.
“Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, Who said, “Let us take for ourselves The pastures of God for a possession” Psalm 83:11-12.
Asaph recalls Gideon’s victory over Midianite leaders Oreb and Zeeb as they tried to do what the descendants of Edom are trying to do today: Take possession of the pastures of God in fulfillment of Malachi 1:4.
It is now, and has always been, about the land, since time immemorial.
Could last weekend’s assault be another test run that will fulfill the ancient prophecy? Read Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 6, “Pre-tribulation Wars and Conflicts” here.