Arab Nations Attack Israel
The areas surrounding two autonomous Palestinian cities on the bluffs east of the coastal cities of Tel Aviv, Netanya, and Haifa, will play a major role in the future attack of a confederation of Arab nations against Israel. Approximately 70% of Israel’s Jewish population lives in the coastal zone to the west of these bluffs, with most of that being concentrated in Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Netanya. About 80% of Israel’s industrial productivity is also in this area, as well as many important military installations. These high elevations, surrounding the two Palestinian controlled cities of Tul Karm and Kalkilya (Qalqilya), stratigically dominate the coastal zones from a military standpoint, sitting on the Sharon bluff of the western Samarian and Judean Mountains. The Palestinians have been sneaking in thousands of katyusha rockets through tunnels under the Egyptian border. The rockets then pass through the Palestinian controlled Gaza Strip, and eventually end up in the areas around Tul Karm and Kalkilya. I expect the IDF to eventually raid these areas, but with only limited success. The Palestinians have also been smuggling some katyushas across the Jordan River at night. They move them westward through the dendritic openings of the eastern Judean and Samarian Mountains. They eventually pass through the highlands around Jenin, Nablus, and south of Afula. Some are hidden in the caves around Jenin for launching against Israel forces that would come north through the Jordan Valley to repulse the Syrian attack from the north. But the main weaponry smuggled into these areas consists of antitank shoulder launchers, which have been concealed in these zones in countless numbers from Afula to Jenin to Nablus to Ramalla. Thousands of kayusha rockets are well hidden in the karst topography around Tul Karm and Kalkilya. The numerous limestone caves in this area often have narrow openings that cannot be identified from the air, and they also can be cleverly concealed from surface detection. The Palestinians can rapidly recover these rockets in the event of an all out war. They can be quickly installed on the rear of a long based truck, where their mobility will increase the difficulty of detection by Israel’s aircraft. Katyusha rockets do not have a long range potential, but are deadly accurate at distances less than 100 miles. The air distances of Tul Karm and Kalkilya from Haifa, Netanya, and Tel Aviv varies from as little as 20 miles, to as much as 60 miles, which is certainly within the range of fantastic accurary for the katyusha rockets. When the future surprise attack is launched against Israel from the north from Syria and Lebanon, thousands of these rockets will shower down on the coastal population from Tel Aviv to Haifa. This surprise attack by a confederation of Islamic nations will be greatly aided by the well coordinated internal attack of the Palestinians, and will make it possible for Israel to be driven into the Negev south of Beersheva. I believe it is likely that this attack will occur only after Israel has been lulled into a false sense of security.
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In Prophecy Update Number 1 of this year (2001), we discussed the beginnings of a pattern of military unity activities between Syria, Iran, and Iraq that was emerging in the Middle East, and how it would eventually result in a “forced peace” in Israel before 2003.
In Prophecy Update Number 13 we discussed meetings that had already been occurring between the Arab nations that control the terrorist groups, and the terrorist groups themselves.
In Prophecy Update Number 27A we continued to outline these meetings that would eventually lead to a false peace in Israel.
In Prophecy Update Number 42 we summarized the continued meetings between Arab nations that were heading them toward luring the Israelis into a false peace settlement. And we have continued this theme through Prophecy Update Number 47.
So, with all this in mind, let’s take a look at this week’s beehive of diplomatic activity that has passed through Syria involving foreign affairs. All of these meetings mask an ulterior motive to reach the final goal: elimination of Israel from what they say is Arab land. The meetings are to attain a unified Middle East pact agreement by Foreign Affairs Ministers from those Arab countries that sponsor terrorism, and from Foreign Ministers from China and Russia that will eventually join the Arabs at the final Battle of Armageddon. Out of these meetings, and many more that will follow, will come a secret pact beyond what is publicly announced as their purpose. Russia, China, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia will not be privy to this secret pact. The secret pact will be between 10 Arab nations and terrorist groups sponsored by Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Algeria, and Sudan.
The following meetings were a part of meetings that are shifting from Arab capital to Arab capitol, and will continue to do so for some time. Do not expect the announced conclusions of these meetings to proclaim what decisions were really reached, but rather what they want the free world and Israel to hear. All of these meetings were conducted this week.
Syrian Vice President Abed al-Halim Khaddam met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister in Arab-Affairs Mohammed Sadr this week in Syria. Khaddam said that the countdown for Israel started with the glorious victory of the brave Lebanese in the southern part of that country. And he added: “The blessed countdown that started in south Lebanon is still going on.” And Mohammed reiterated, “The U.S. is trying to take advantage of the current global political developments and intimidate the Palestinians as well as the whole Arab world.” Syria and Iran agreed to keep consultations among the high ranking political authorities under the tough political atmosphere of the Middle East. Kaddam asked for a state visit by Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref to Syria as a first step in that direction.
Sadr’s trip to Syria was the first leg of his regional tour of the Middle East at the top of an Iranian political delegation, having met earlier with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in midweek.
Sadr arrived yesterday in Beirut, Lebanon on his tour of Arab nations. Lebanon, awaiting his arrival, was in the midst of a panel discussion by Iranian and Syrian scholars. This was a conference sponsored jointly by the Center for Political and International Studies of the Iranian Foreign Ministry and the Syrian Arab Center for Strategic Studies. A continuation of this conference will be held in Iran at a date to be set in the near future.
Just before Iran’s Sadr passed through Syria on his tour of the Arab nations, Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Juaxuan arrived in Syria last Saturday on the second-leg of a one-week tour of the Middle East. During his meeting with President Bashar al-Assad, he backed Syria in opposing the extension of the “war on terrorism” beyond the borders of Afghanistan.
Last Monday the Syrian President also met with the Russian Duma Delegation. The Duma Delegation was led by Demitri Ragozin, the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Arab and Foreign Affairs Committee Shaker As’eed, along with Russia’s ambassador in Damascus.
A continued flurry of diplomatic activity, in conferences across the Islamic world during the months to come, will eventually lead to peace in the Middle East, but it will be a false peace, contrived by many meetings in closed door sessions at their many conferences. It will be an evil plan contrived in the thoughts of an evil mindset. The terrorist groups will go along with the evil plan, and will stop their activities until Israel has been lulled into a false sense of security, and then the evil thought will be put into action. This attack has been graphically outlined in many previous prophecy updates.
I Thessalonians 5:3,4:  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Ezekiel 38:8-11:  After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.  Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.  Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:  And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
This initial attack will lead to a conflict of some three years. It will finally culminate with the Battle of Armageddon.
Revelation 16:16:  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.