A Trap Is Being Set for Israel in the Golan Heights

Posted: June 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Three years ago last month, my wife and I enjoyed a self-guided tour of central and northern Israel.  All was very peaceful.  As we traveled from the West coast to the Sea of Galilee, we visited Nazareth, Cana, Tiberius and Capernaum before heading south along the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee and then paralleled the Jordan River to the Dead Sea.  We knew that to the East of our trip south, we saw hills and mountains above the banks of the Jordan.  This region is known as the Golan Heights.  This is the “trap area” the Syrians are using to test the Eastern borders of Israel.

Excerpted below is a June 5 article detailing the threats from Syrian protesters where 20 were killed by defending Israeli soldiers assigned to the Eastern Israeli border.  Please join with me in prayer for this particularly sensitive Israeli border.  All this is coming from this area east of the Jordan called the Golan Heights.

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Israeli Troops Fire at Protesters at Golan Heights Border

Luis Ramirez | Jerusalem June 05, 2011

Photo: Reuters

Israeli soldiers take aim next to the Syrian-Israeli border fence near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, June 5, 2011

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“We want to prove to the whole world that is using violence. It is obvious. You know who is using violence right now. Look at me. Do I have anything on me? No. We are trained on methods like (those of) Ghandi, like Martin Luther King, Mandela. We believe in that and we are going to stay using our nonviolent methods until the world sees who is the real oppressor,” said Sari, a student from Ramalla

Israeli troops have opened fire on pro-Palestinian demonstrators who allegedly tried to cross the fence separating Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Syrian state media report at least 20 people were killed. Among those reported killed were a woman and child. The incident was part of a wave of Palestinian demonstrations marking the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Israeli soldiers opened fire after warning hundreds of demonstrators from Syria to stay away from the barbed wire fence that marks the boundary.

Palestinian demonstrators and their Syrian supporters approached the fence, waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans insisting the land Israel captured in the 1967 war is Arab land.

The demonstration has been planned for weeks, and Israel had prepared by deploying thousands of soldiers and reinforcing the fence. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he instructed security forces to act with “maximum restraint.”

He said ‘extremist forces’ surrounding Israel are trying to breach its borders and threaten its communities and citizens. He stressed Israel will not let them do that.

Activists called the demonstrations to mark the anniversary of the 1967 war in which Israel fought Jordan, Syria, and Egypt, and won control of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula.

Israel has since returned the Sinai to Egypt and disengaged from the Gaza Strip.

In the Gaza Strip, hundreds marched near the main Israeli checkpoint.

Protests turned violent at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Ramallah, where some demonstrators threw rocks at Israeli soldiers who fired tear gas and rubber bullets.

Sari, a student from Ramallah, said the aim of the protests is to call international attention to the Palestinians’ cause. He added that Israeli forces may have helped the demonstrators by using force.

“We want to prove to the whole world that it really is that using violence. It is obvious. You know who is using violence right now. Look at me. Do I have anything on me? No. We are trained on methods like (those of) Ghandi, like Martin Luther King, Mandela. We believe in that and we are going to stay using our nonviolent methods until the world sees who is the real oppressor,” said Sari.

The demonstrations are the latest in a series of coordinated protests called by activists to occur before September, when Palestinian leaders plan to go to the United Nations to apply for full membership as an independent state.

The Palestinians are trying to gather international support for the move, which they say they are pushing as a result of last year’s collapse of peace negotiations with Israel.

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Please, let’s unite our hearts once again for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel!

Ras Robinson

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Comments
  1. We are with you brother.the truth must be told.and
    the battle is the lord’s

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  2. Deborah says:

    Those demonstrating for Palestine are not now coming using weapons because their design is to gain sympathy from the world. They were warned not to come over the border there. Just their push to come in over the border is an act of aggression because their motives are not peaceful. The sheer number of people involved in trying to invade Israel here is an act of aggression.

    Let us pray that the Palestinian protests will be seen for what they are and that the truth will prevail over the manipulation to deceive, that the truth will be revealed and the deception will be revealed for what it is. The Lord will indeed need to intervene as He has countless times before. The spiritual deception over hearts and minds needs to become inactive. Many people who have been in hatred and deception do not even know how to think logically. We may not know what the answer is, but the Lord does. Lord, we are looking to you! Please answer this!

    Thank you, Lord! We love you, praise you and worship you!

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