Iran, Hamas cooperating to attack Israel (Second Coming Watch #373)

1. According to Israel National News, Despite falling out over the Syrian civil war, Iran and Hamas are still apparently cooperating in order to facilitate attacks against Israel, and to challenge the authority of the Fatah party of Mahmoud Abbas in Judea and Samaria.

2. According to the BBC, Egypt says 525 people were killed on Wednesday when security forces stormed Islamist protest camps in Cairo after a stand-off lasting weeks. Most of the victims died in the capital but there was violence around the country on the bloodiest day since the pro-democracy uprising two years ago.

3. According to USA Today, President Obama said on Thursday that his government “strongly condemns” violence in Egypt, and he is canceling U.S.-Egyptian military exercises that had been scheduled for next month.

4. According to The Times of Israel, America’s top general said U.S. military options for stopping Iran’s nuclear program have improved in the past year. Speaking to The New York Times during a visit to the region this week, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said that since his last visit to the region, “we have better military options than we did a year ago. That’s because we’ve continued to refine them. We’ve continued to develop technology, we’ve continued to train and plan.”

5. According to The Associated Press, a typhoon left one person dead and five others missing as it churned through southern China before weakening into a tropical storm on Thursday. After shutting down business in the financial center of Hong Kong and sinking a cargo ship, Typhoon Utor brought high winds and torrential rain to Guangdong province after making landfall Wednesday afternoon.

The Bible says in James 5:8: “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”

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