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04/05/17 - The United States holds the monthly presidential office of the United Nations Security Council for the month of April this year. In the past few days, the world has seen the Syrians once again, use chemical weapons on their own people, and just this morning in North Korea, the boy king once again shot a rocket into the Japan Sea. Now Moscow...who is Syria's ally (if not puppetmaster) has said this:
As for North Korea, they are testing Trump's resolve before the Chinese visit Trump:
The Holy Spirit directs us how to pray. As I was praying against these acts of violence this morning, I prayed against those "despots". Now that is a word I have NEVER said, yet it came right out. I believe this word is from God, showing us how He feels about these people that are carrying out these deplorable acts. Perhaps finally, they will start to pay for their evil ways. Keep watch in the news for stories of substance about this...ignore all the politics in the US. It's all fake news anyway!
Bringing the Dead to Life (and not in a good way)
It really did look like this one. In fact, I came VERY close to asking her what was wrong with her eye...but I figured she would tell me it was an accident long ago. Maybe the Holy Spirit was giving me a heads up on what she'd say or perhaps He even allowed me to notice the eye. Either way, I know what I saw.
I've seen a Reptilian!
When my mother fell back in August, she ended up in the hospital for several hours. My brother and I stayed with her in her room. She had a variety of nurses come and go. I wanted to speak with one of the nurses so I went into the hallway where she was. I started to talk to her, and noticed she had a very strange eye. I did NOT want to believe what I was seeing. I SO didn't want to believe it, that I purposely did not look at her other eye, and also looked away as I spoke. Then she answered my question and I looked at her again and sure enough, she had a reptilian eye! It was even tiger colored! I simply could not believe what I was seeing (I was still in denial then about clones, reptilians etc). I went back and stayed with Mom for a while and then a few hours later the nurse was back and we spoke again. Just to be sure, I looked again and sure enough, she had that eye. I'm a believer!
09/20/16 - Peace & Security on September 21, 2016
1) T B Shores posted this link about Netanyahu speaking with Obama on Sept 21. She said..."Could this be it?"
Excerpt: At his meeting with President Obama, Prime Minister Netanyahu intends to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Middle East as well as the way to advance peace and security.
Finally but most importantly....
While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Now I'm just throwing this out there...the UN meets until Monday Sept 26. It'll take everyone a day or two to leave right, unless they stay for the Day of Peace. What if they don't escape? This is all being held in New York City, same town as the David Wilkerson 1000 fires, Lisa's Melted City vision, Esther's assignment, Julie's flooded statue of Liberty vision..shall I go on? IF indeed an asteroid strikes by the end of Sept, it will happen in one hour.
08/26/16 - I received this email today in regards to the Louisiana flood...
02/22/16 - Wow...today is 222! Wonder what God has in mind. Recently I watched a Paula Marie video..I think she had a dream, or someone did. Anyway she interpreted the dress in the dream as "flowers and Dutch". Then the woman had a number 23 over her head. Well, what if Dutch was pointing to Deutsche Bank. Many have said that when it breaks, others will fall. And what if it falls on Feb 23 as part of the financial meltdown..."great calamity". Check out today's headline..
EXCERPT: Deutsche Boerse-owned Eurex derivatives exchange where futures on such indices as the DAX and Switzerland trade, has suspended trading in its T7 system "until further notice."
02/12/16 - I am flabbergasted at this story today on Fox News! Look at this excerpt:
" Russia's prime minister warned that the use of foreign ground troops in the conflict could result in world war."
Do you see? Just a few days ago I read someone's Message that said WWIII will start and we won't even know it. Another note...who is this Lavrov guy? I remember John Paul Jackson saying that the Lord told him to yes keep an eye on Putin but Putin was not THE guy to watch in Russia. And check out another excerpt:
" Russia, Syria and Iran argue that other groups, notably some supported by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, should not be eligible for the cease-fire, and there was no sign Friday that those differences had been resolved."
This is nuts really, all talk and no action..well..war action yes. "It's a ruse," as King Thoren son of Thrain would say (LotR).
AND NOW EVER MORE!! (thank you Michael!) Read the entire page....wowzers!
"When I tell you what I am about to tell you, please know it is 100% accurate fact.
We are 18 days away from World War 3"
10/31/15 - I wanted to address the news that is starting to appear...about Russia nuking ISIS. In my opinion, this is not true, at least not yet. I've not read one substantial story with any backup or link information to a "legitimate" or even semi-legitimate media outlet. Everyone wants those bombs to go off so badly that they are desperate to read ANYthing about nukes.
Who is Russia going to nuke? ISIS? No. Putin would be nuking a COUNTRY. Egypt? Turkey? Iraq? They are all West of Russia...where does the wind go? From west to east...Russia would be hurting itself and it's wonderful allies Syria and Iran. ISIS is everywhere now so where would Russia send their bombs? How do you think Egypt (and the rest of the Arabs) would react if Russia sends a nuke to the Sinai? I don't think it's ready to happen yet. The Bear is waking up and pawing...but hasn't left the woods yet. Just my opinion though. Besides, we've been told to keep our eyes on Israel. Watch for bombing THERE.
The Church of Philadelphia and the Pope
My husband asked me last night..."Why did the Pope choose Philadelphia?" I told him Philadelphia was in the book of Revelation and was prophetic. I then opened the Bible and found something profound in the Philadelphia passage in Revelation. Now...this is probably not new, many of you know this but it's something written in the passage that stood out to me as an event that could be done solely to promote the elite's agenda. As you know, I do not believe Obama is the AC. I think many people want to believe it, and so God allows it. I DO think the Pope is the False Prophet. Obama is meeting the Pope next week here in the USA.
In Revelation 3:7-12 we find the Scripture that points to the Church in Philadelphia. We know the Bible is a multi-layered book, there are even codes in there. But the verse that stood out to me was this, " Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you." Read the entire passage. I believe we the sheeple are being made to think that O IS the "synagogue of satan" and he is bowing to those that "I have loved"...those who are in Christ...the Pope! Now, if the Pope is the FP, then he is NOT following our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet he wants his flock to believe that he is, so he will follow along this Scripture passage. Look to see who actually does bow to him during his visit...the devil wants us to believe some of the bad people really are bad, but he is forcing many to believe the Pope is good, and by following this verse where people will bow to Francis, the enemy is forwarding his agenda.
08/11/15 - My Mother's new Warrior Angel
My mother moved back home to Indiana from Florida over the weekend. She now lives in an assisted living small apartment on a Wesleyan campus. After my step-father died in 2005, Mom started having really bad dreams. I mean scary stuff! I didn’t know much back then but over the next several years, two things happened. Her Christian counselor told her to leave lights on and just KNOW that what she was seeing was not real. She wakes up with these dreams and shines a flashlight and says, "I know you aren't real!" That is the extent of her spiritual help.
The other thing that happened was that I started to understand a husband’s covering, or God’s covering over a household. Mom’s “covering” was gone when my step-father died. She continues to read her Bible and pray and has become closer to the Lord, but does not know about armor of God, anointing her house etc. I’ve told her these things, and even anointed her a year or so ago when she had flown up for the holidays. But she is 80 and does not always remember what I tell her.
Now she is back in my state and my family and I helped her move in over the weekend. As she was talking to family, I went into her bedroom and anointed it as well as her bed and all around. I prayed quickly but fervently that God would NOT allow the demons into this room or Mom’s dreams. We have been told that we are the Bride and to know our authority and so I DID use that and cast out whatever I thought I was supposed to do!
At one point, I was alone in the apartment so I anointed the rest of the place. I recalled Lisa seeing a large warrior type angel at her front door during her visions…so I prayed very strongly for one GINORMOUS warrior angel to be posted at Mom’s door so NOTHING would get by him! Then I was done.
Later on that evening when I was home, I prayed that the Lord would give me a confirmation that what I asked would be done. I am still new at this stuff but I will tell you that my faith is VERY strong and so when I believe God tells us to do something, we do it! I went to bed later and had a dream. In my dream people were talking about the Rapture and someone named David Armstrong stood out to me. I know no one of that name but once I woke up, I wrote it down.
In the morning I did a search on Rapture and David Armstrong. Even though I found someone with a blog, I could not get the last name of Armstrong out of my head. Arm….Strong. Was this my confirmation? I looked up the name “David” and it means Beloved. The name of Armstrong is exactly what it says…someone with a strong arm. I feel that God has given me my confirmation in this dream! My mother is very “beloved” of God…and so He is telling me that yes, a warrior with a STRONG ARM is now standing post at my Mom’s little apartment door. Ain't NOBODY gonna mess with my momma! I will tell her that when I see her again. Isn't God just the most AWESOME Father!?!
Destruction in Nepal
"I can see three bodies of monks trapped in the debris of a collapsed building near a monastery," said Pant, the tourist. "We are trying to pull the bodies out and look for anyone who is trapped."
Excerpt: Several temples at Basantapur Durbar Square were also destroyed in the quake.
Both the tower and the temples were recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
( Hope note - remember what the Lord said via Sue in her 04/18/15 Word which is the first one released on this website:
" Many of your loved ones will precede you into eternity, but let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid, for I will carry them to safety before they are overtaken in death. All is prepared and the time is at hand." So be strong and courageous! )
03/14/15 - Guys, did you really read this news article today? I did not.But I have now! Check out this paragraph...my highlight:
" Speculation on the reason for this huge announcement range from an announcement of WW3 to the Russian people to Putin's death to the birth of his child to Putin coming clean on 'what really happened on 9/11' to claims of an upcoming 'Pussy Riot' concert to what some say is the most likely, the announcement that we are being visited by extraterrestrials."
It makes total sense! They are not going to announce Putin's death or a birth of his child...by putting up a stage in Red Square, nor the other items...except perhaps ET! Stay tuned!!
03/01/15 - I was going to do this full out page on things happening in March, but the project was too big to complete in such a small time. TribNow had this link posted last week and it includes everything everyone sent to me.
There is one thing that people have left out though and that is the Ides of March. This is not an old wives tale...rather it is a time of the month to pay attention to. Recall what we saw in 2013...the changing of the Popes. Benedict resigned on Feb 28 and Francis was chosen on March 13. The Ides can indicate the middle of the month without being specific to a date. In 2015 we see CERN being turned on March 15 according to this article, and the Israeli election on March 17, both items of great interest in our prophetic world, especially the latter. Three days later on the 20th, we have Nisan 1, the solar eclipse, and the spring equinox, all in one day. Much significance there!
In Israel on March 4/5th, they will celebrate Purim with a feast. But perhaps her enemies feel that this decree from Esther is unfulfilled and wishes to do them harm. We know throughout the Words, Visions, and dreams people have, that Israel will soon be hit horribly. The Bible shows us the time of Jacob's trouble is coming.
I will be fasting for 24 hours Israeli time and praying for the Prime Minister. My fast is from 6:00 p.m. my time Monday until 6:00 p.m. my time Tuesday. He will be in my prayers along with all of Israel. God is soon removing His protective hand from His jewel in the desert. Might it start this week? Keep your eyes on Israel and ALWAYS pray for your sister!
JD's Message - 02/15/15
I have debated about posting info on the man noted in JD's video.
I held off because I had no good way of introducing him. Many people have sent me info on this man in the past few weeks, the potential AC. This morning I recalled that the Lord has shown glimpses of him to Lisa. Because of that, I feel JD can reveal this man in the proper context of Scripture and wisdom.
Rather than be fearful, we can know that if this man truly is the beast to come, then the Lord's coming for His Bride is surely CLOSE!
Please pray for discernment as you watch. ~ Hope
12/19/14 - Friday from Lisa
10/12/14 - Just what IS the Arab Peace Intiative? (source: http://www.al-bab.com/arab/docs/league/peace02.htm )
Official translation of the full text of a Saudi-inspired peace plan adopted by the Arab summit in Beirut, 2002.
The Arab Peace Initiative
The Council of Arab States at the Summit Level at its 14th Ordinary Session,
Reaffirming the resolution taken in June 1996 at the Cairo Extra-Ordinary Arab Summit that a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East is the strategic option of the Arab countries, to be achieved in accordance with international legality, and which would require a comparable commitment on the part of the Israeli government,
Having listened to the statement made by his royal highness Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in which his highness presented his initiative calling for full Israeli withdrawal from all the Arab territories occupied since June 1967, in implementation of Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, reaffirmed by the Madrid Conference of 1991 and the land-for-peace principle, and Israel's acceptance of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, in return for the establishment of normal relations in the context of a comprehensive peace with Israel,
Emanating from the conviction of the Arab countries that a military solution to the conflict will not achieve peace or provide security for the parties, the council:
1. Requests Israel to reconsider its policies and declare that a just peace is its strategic option as well.
2. Further calls upon Israel to affirm:
I- Full Israeli withdrawal from all the territories occupied since 1967, including the Syrian Golan Heights, to the June 4, 1967 lines as well as the remaining occupied Lebanese territories in the south of Lebanon.
II- Achievement of a just solution to the Palestinian refugee problem to be agreed upon in accordance with U.N. General Assembly Resolution 194.
III- The acceptance of the establishment of a sovereign independent Palestinian state on the Palestinian territories occupied since June 4, 1967 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
3. Consequently, the Arab countries affirm the following:
I- Consider the Arab-Israeli conflict ended, and enter into a peace agreement with Israel, and provide security for all the states of the region.
II- Establish normal relations with Israel in the context of this comprehensive peace.
4. Assures the rejection of all forms of Palestinian patriation which conflict with the special circumstances of the Arab host countries.
5. Calls upon the government of Israel and all Israelis to accept this initiative in order to safeguard the prospects for peace and stop the further shedding of blood, enabling the Arab countries and Israel to live in peace and good neighbourliness and provide future generations with security, stability and prosperity.
6. Invites the international community and all countries and organisations to support this initiative.
7. Requests the chairman of the summit to form a special committee composed of some of its concerned member states and the secretary general of the League of Arab States to pursue the necessary contacts to gain support for this initiative at all levels, particularly from the United Nations, the Security Council, the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the Muslim states and the European Union.
For purposes of comparison, the following is an earlier draft discussed by Arab foreign ministers on 25 March, 2002, in advance of the summit:
The Council of the Arab League, which convenes at the level of a summit on March 27-28, 2002 in Beirut, affirms the Arab position that achieving just and comprehensive peace is a strategic choice and goal for the Arab states.
After the Council heard the statement of Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in which he called for the establishment of normal relations in the context of a comprehensive peace with Israel, and that Israel declares its readiness to withdraw from the occupied Arab territories in compliance with United Nations resolutions 242 and 338 and Security Council resolution 1397, enhanced by the Madrid conference and the land-for-peace principle, and the acceptance of an independent, sovereign Palestinian state with al-Quds al-Sharif as its capital, the Council calls on the Israeli government to review its policy and to resort to peace while declaring that just peace is its strategic option.
The Council also calls on Israel to assert the following:
Complete withdrawal from the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including full withdrawal from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and the remaining occupied parts of south Lebanon to the June 4, 1967 lines.
To accept to find an agreed, just solution to the problem of Palestinian refugees in conformity with Resolution 194.
To accept an independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the Palestinian lands occupied since June 4, 1967 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and with Jerusalem (al-Quds al-Sharif) as its capital in accordance with Security Council Resolution 1397.
In return, the Arab states assert the following:
To consider the Arab-Israeli conflict over and to enter into a peace treaty with Israel to consolidate this.
To achieve comprehensive peace for all the states of the region.
To establish normal relations within the context of comprehensive peace with Israel.
The Council calls on the Israeli government and the Israelis as a whole to accept this initiative to protect the prospects of peace and to spare bloodshed so as to enable the Arab states and Israel to coexist side by side and to provide for the coming generations a secure, stable and prosperous future.
It calls on the international community with all its organisations and states to support the initiative.
The Council calls on its presidency, its secretary general and its follow-up committee to follow up on the special contacts related to this initiative and to support it on all levels, including the United Nations, the United States, Russia, the European Union and the Security Council.
Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts.
"We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food too. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night.
The UN evacuated it's staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!"
Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from he terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across this region.
May I plead with you not to ignore this email. Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as possible.
Send it to friends and Christians you may know. Send it to your prayer group. Send it to your pastor and phone him/her to pray on Sunday during the service - making a special time of prayer for this. We need to stand in the gap for our fellow Christians. (From Perry Stone)\
By Mordechai Ben-Menachem
Multiple media outlets report that Hamas’s offensive tunnel network – now known to have been composed of over forty attack tunnels dug underneath Israel’s border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip – was set to be activated during the Jewish High Holidays (September 24th) as a mass terror attack.
The attack was meant to generate as many as ten thousand casualties, men, women and particularly children and hundreds of captives. Explosives were particularly placed underneath kindergartens to make certain that these “institutions” would be the first struck, even before anything else.
Revelations regarding the planned tunnel attack magnitude played a decisive role in the Israeli government’s rejection of a ceasefire proposed late Friday by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Unbelievably, Kerry actually proposed in his latest “cease-fire proposal” – none of which have been honored by Hamas so far – that Israel refrains from degrading remaining attack tunnels. This mind-boggling concept would necessarily be rejected by any sane government, of any country.
Israeli security sources, citing information acquired in interrogations of captured brigands, described a scenario under which hundreds of heavily armed Hamas fighters would have spilled out into Israel in the dead of night and within 10 minutes been positioned to infiltrate essentially all Israeli communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. Waiting then in hiding until schools and kindergartens were occupied, the terrorists would then attempt to kill the children first, and then kill and kidnap as many Israelis as possible. The plot was set to take place during Jewish New Year, on September 24.by Taboola
“It’s like the Underground, the Metro or the Subway,” Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. “These tunnels are all connected. I would describe it as Lower Gaza.”
Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said, “A whole city of terror tunnels has been found. Without the ground operation, we would have woken up one day to an Israeli 9/11.”
Except, the actual objective was to be five times 9/11.
This picture shows clearly the width of one of the tunnels, sufficient for wheeled vehicles to transverse it. Hamas did not build a “subway” system for Gaza residents. They built an infrastructure for one purpose, and one only, an industry of death.
Israeli military officials reported that the tunnels are stocked with tranquilizers, handcuffs, syringes, ropes and other materials used for subduing abductees, civilians and soldiers. The tunnels also had fantastic quantities of explosives and additional military materiel meant to be used in the up-coming mega attack. Much of these explosives had already been placed underneath Israeli kindergartens. Some of these tunnels were as deep as 30 meters underground.
Fantastic quantities of explosives were stored in every tunnel, meant to be used in a mega-attack on civilian communities and infrastructure.
Sources say the Gaza Strip war, Operation Protective Edge, could serve as a prelude for a more extensive underground war with the Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah. Perhaps, not ‘just’ in the Middle East.
The tunnels inside Gaza and under the Israeli border are not a secret project Hamas ran under the noses of Israel and the Palestinian public. Everyone in Gaza, knew that beneath Gaza, the City and all of its environs, a network of tunnels was being dug over the past five years, with an investment of tens of millions of dollars. Yet no one in Israel, public or military, was prepared for the scope of the tunnels – the danger that became clear in the past week or two.
Senior Hamas operatives show off their offensive tunnels to their spouses. Unbelievably, this is actually a picture of a Marriage taking place in the ‘place of death’.
In order to create this monstrosity, Hamas needed significant professional help; and this help had to have come from a large organization or state entity. This is not just the monetary aid it received from Qatar, America’s ally. This is professional guidance for the performance of such an underground feat. Perhaps Hamas could have used experts from the tunnels dug at Rafah under the Gaza-Egypt border, but those were significantly simpler, and did not demand any extraordinary investment or effort.
A Hamas operative climbing upward in a pier of one of the major tunnels. Notice the work on the sides of the tunnel.
Who supplied these quantities of material? Who planned what would be needed? How did Hamas acquire thousands of ampoules of tranquilizer, syringes and other, additional drugs to be used? These are far beyond the quantities and variety of what is needed by any civilian medical service.
How was all this brought in to the Gaza Strip? The logistics of this planned attack are the work of a well-organised military, not that of a militia or club. This was no amateur plan.
Observers note that attack scenarios lined up with recently revealed data about the sophistication, scope and nature of the offensive tunnel network. As previously reported here, this sophistication and know-how is being copied right now by Mexico-based Hezbollah agents along the Southern US border. Tunnels in Southern Lebanon, as in South US, are significantly more difficult to detect than those in the sandy terrain of the Gaza Strip.
“Hamas planned these tunnels for years, and planned to use them to kidnap soldiers,” Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mordechai Almoz said. “[Now] they see the tunnels collapsing one after the other.” For the last two years, the Israeli army has sought to develop skills and equipment to fight in enemy tunnels and bunkers. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have used tunnels to operate command and control, to infiltrate Israel and abduct soldiers, to fire rockets and to conceal fighters amid invasion of the Gaza Strip.
Mordechai Ben-Menachem is a former researcher/lecturer at Ben-Gurion University and an author of 30 book ranging from engineering to poetry. He is also an ordained clergyman and a former soldier.
07/26/14 - "Smithereens" - Hope here...this is the word I picked to describe what I am praying for. I am praying that the IDF finds the Hamas headquarters and blows it to...you guessed it...SMITHEREENS!
IDF set for electronic and signals control of Hamas, Islamic Jihad command centers, after rocket fire
Before it ended with Hamas rocket fire Saturday night, July 26, the 12-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was used by both parties for regrouping, re-arming, strengthening fortifications and digging in current lines and positions while the sights and sounds of devastation in the Gaza Strip came fully to light.
The pause in hostilities also offered Israeli forces a valuable opportunity for collecting intelligence. In the heat of the fighting, the IDF and its clandestine arms were unable despite strenuous efforts to obtain electronic and SIGINT access to the hidden Hamas and Islamic Jihad command and control centers.
From the way they were constructed in deep, well-furnished bunkers, these centers are presumed to be well equipped with complex tactical and encrypted communications systems at a high algorithm level, with likely capabilities to perform dual functions: Linking the fighting, medium command and staff levels; and electronic interference and possible jamming of the signals of the IDF’s drones, or even their interception, as well as eavesdropping on the IDF’s communications and signals networks and visual devices.
It is highly likely that, deep under ground, Hamas has concealed in its bunkers a sophisticated intelligence production processing system. This breaks surface in the form of sensors and antennas which are installed on roofs and in residential apartments for monitoring IDF signals and feeding the data to the operational production staff underground.
According to, DEBKAfile’s military sources and cyber experts, an IDF plan to use those tunnels and their many turn-offs and offshoots to reach Hamas headquarters has not so far worked. The subterranean terrorist empire built by Hamas is estimated to run to more than 5,000 tunnels and sub-passages under the surface of the Gaza Strip. Their course and exits have never been fully mapped.
In the eight days of its ground operation, the IDF and combat engineers focused on finding and destroying the “terror tunnels” leading under the border into Israel. They can never be certain they have found them all.
On the Palestinian side, it must be said that many veterans of the extremist Hamas and Islamic Jihad campaigns of terror are familiar with Israeli social mores and modes of operation. Many spent years inside Israeli prisons and experienced many hours of interrogation; many more had jobs in Israel for long periods. They have fluent Hebrew. And so, with their help, Hamas can skip the time-consuming and expensive work of translating and processing the raw data falling into its hands and be sure that no distortions have crept in along the way. Hamas planners are therefore well equipped for going straight to the insights they need for striking the Israeli enemy.
For the Palestinians, the truce is a chance for respite, for sending intelligence and other key personnel up to the surface to assess the horrendous damage caused by the war, regroup and replenish their weapons and ammunition stores
But it also provides the IDF with a rare opportunity to see what Hamas is up to, decipher its plans and observe any changes in its operational and behavioral modes. These are pinpointed as vulnerabilities for future use in destroying the enemy.
Israel’s intelligence effort is hugely supported by the questioning of the hundreds of Palestinians taken prisoner in the eight days of ground combat and held at the Sde Teiman detention center in the Negev, northwest of Beersheba.
Some of these captives may jump at the chance to return to the Gaza Strip and work against the leaders who caused them to lose all their possessions and ditched them and their families. For guarantees of rewards in cash, medical aid or even asylum in Israel or other countries, these detainees may be willy to furnish Israeli intelligence with invaluble services as informants and active collaborators on the other side, provided they are carefully selected.
Long lines of prisoners in their underwear with bound eyes may have a momentary impact on Hams morale, but in the long term, as incentives for the enemy to surrender, these methods cause more harm than good.