The Times of Israel is reporting that 3 Israelis have been killed by rocket fire and that Israel Defense Forces (IDF) killed seven “terrorists” in Gaza overnight.
In addition to the Gaza rockets falling on southern Israel, Egypt confirmed that several rockets were fired from the Sinai, according to the Times of Israel. Also, several news outlets, including the Globe & Mail report that Syrian rebels have taken nearly all the villages bordering Israel.
Just days before Operation Pillar of Defense (literally Pillar of Cloud in Hebrew) began, Rick Ridings of Succat Hallel issued a video prayer alert. In it he outlines how to pray for the apple of God’s eye at this time. Ridings references a vision the LORD gave him several years ago. You can read more about that in March 2012 post, “Strategic prayer for Israel in a strategic season.”