"When you come trembling to me and my goodness, on that day in the end time you will call me Ishi, my husband, and will no longer call me Baali, my master."
Israel has gone into Gaza, and Israelis are shocked at the extent of the losses they are suffering, Israel has so far admitted to 25 dead soldiers in just four days of ground operations, that’s a higher daily casualty rate than it suffered in Lebanon.
Al-Qassam, the military wing of Hamas, has proven to be capable, tenacious and ingenious, engaging Israelis in fierce combat inside Gaza and taking the fight to Israeli territory.
Israeli officers are saying it themselves
“I’ve been to Shujaiyeh before, but I’ve never seen it – or Hamas – like this before. Their equipment and tactics are just like Hezbollah. Missile traps and IEDs everywhere – and they stay and fight instead of melting away like in the past.”
They stay and fight because, unlike Israel, Palestinians in Gaza have no choice, no alternative, no option to go back to a slow death under a crippling siege.
The Israeli military identified the seventh soldier in the personnel carrier as Sergeant Oron Shaul, 21, a combat soldier of the Golani brigade from Poria in northern Israel, that name corresponded with a name Hamas had provided in Arabic when it claimed the seizure of the soldier. Hamas also provided an Israeli identity number for the soldier.
Sergeant Oron Shaul of the Israeli army. Credit Reuters
The statement said the families of the seven soldiers “who were involved in the incident were briefed on the circumstances of the attack.”
Christians have been fleeing ISIL-controlled territory since the militants and their allies overwhelmed the garrisons of the Baghdad government in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city and its most Christian.
"What is being done by the Daesh terrorist gang against our Christian citizens in Ninevah province, and their aggression against the churches and houses of worship in the areas under their control reveals beyond any doubt the extremist criminal and terrorist nature of this group,"
"Those people, through their crimes, are revealing their true identity and the false allegations made here and there about the existence of revolutionaries among their ranks."
Isis has seized large parts of Syria and Iraq and said last month it was creating an Islamic caliphate, Mosul itself is now said to be empty of Christians.