“In a few days you will hear our cry to heaven”

What is currently happening in the country is something the people of Israel have not experienced since the founding of the state 75 years ago.

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Hamas, Gaza
Photo: Shutterstock

The surprise attack caught Israel with its pants down in the south. Over 700 dead in one day. And this number will continue to rise.

The worst is yet to come. You’ll see in the coming days. As soon as the unbelievable number of Israeli casualties, civilians and soldiers, are buried one by one across the country in the cemeteries between Eilat in the south and Kiryat Shmona in the north, the people will cry to heaven.

Each of us knows one of these Israelis who were killed or abducted, be they civilians or soldiers. There will be a national cry and wail, the likes of which we have never heard before. Heaven must open and God must have mercy on His people in Zion. We’re talking about a thousand deaths on the first day of the war! This is unbelievable! In the first Lebanon War in 1982, 650 Israeli soldiers died over a period of months. In the Yom Kippur War of 1973, 2,800 Israelis died in a span of three weeks.

As I write these lines, my daughter Eden is screaming in the house:

“Dekel Swissa, Elad’s friend is dead, he fell!”

It’s 10:30 am. Anat screamed and burst into tears. I did as well. We immediately fell into each other’s arms. That can not be true! Young Dekel, our neighbor, was only 23-years-old when he fell in Gaza. Dekel and my youngest son Elad were in elementary school together and were best friends here in our moshav. Dekel grew up in our house. Elad himself is now down south and doesn’t yet know what happened to his friend.

I’ll stop here for now and post this article as it is to the website. This simply cannot be true! As I wrote at the beginning, a clamor will break out among the people that we have never known before. Now it’s war. And this war is about our home and country.


Israel mourns its fallen

The Israel Hayom news portal has compiled a list of the martyrs (it will be updated as soon as the publication of the names is approved).

Our fallen heroes. Photo: IDF


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9 responses to ““In a few days you will hear our cry to heaven””

  1. Ken Kuhlmann says:

    Praying for you all from here in Australia. Our spirits are in great sorrow, our cry rises to Heaven. May God do His great work in many people’s hearts as only He can in this time of great evil.

  2. G. Ian Goodson says:

    Our prayers are with you, your family and all at Israel Today.
    The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ will bring Israel through.
    We have His Word on that.

  3. G. Ian Goodson says:

    Sad that you had to end the comments on Telegram, but I full understand why. Your subscribers have gone from just over 1K to 8K as I write. God is using you, so the Enemy tried to subvert your service. You did the right thing. The Lord blesss you.

  4. Disciple 1978 says:

    Who’d want Hamas as neighbours? Arabs were given 70% of Transjordan, that was formerly known as Palestine, and rejected any being called Palestinian. Jews called their allocation Israel. Arafat exploited that and reasserted Rome’s 2nd Century wiping out of Jewish identity. Palestinian policy is defined by wiping out Jewish identity in any form. If Palestinians won’t willingly live with the Arabs, they should be compelled to.
    The international community hates to recognise the God of Israel because they must give up their self-will to do so. This is why they support the Palestinian. However, Israel is restored for just that purpose, to make God known to the nations. I pray Israel prevails.
    We are God’s creation. He wiped out all but 8 souls in Noah’s day, and is going to destroy this present creation one day. His judgement is perfect, and the sinner hates it.

  5. Vernon Ryan says:

    It is a sad thing we see going on in Israel today, this is a prelude to Ezekiel 38, 39. It is what I see from the scripture, the beginning of the end of Islam and its reign of terror over the last 1400 years of its existence. In the end, there will be an outpouring of worship and praise for the God of Israel from the former world of Islam.
    After this there will only be one enemy of the Lord left, communism, it will be more brutal than Islam, but the Lord has written of that end as well in the Revelation, evil will be fully exposed and that will be how it will be destroyed.
    The Lord said; “fear not, for I am with you.” The weapon of fear can be defeated by trusting in the Lord. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Prov. 3:5,6

  6. Gladys E Ortiz says:

    My family and friends here in Canada, stand and praying day and night for Israel. Remember the Psalm 21 these days because God is in control, please, believe that!!

  7. Esther Wischer says:

    Praying for you and weeping with you here in Australia. I’ve just read Psalm 83 again – hold on, God is watching and He alone is the Most High over all the earth!

  8. Sally Smith says:

    Our hearts are broken as we watch and hear what is going on, but Israel WILL prevail! All over the world, the Lord’s people are praying and crying out on your behalf. Do not lose heart or hope.

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