(ACLJ)—At least 1,200 Israelis are dead after Hamas’ attack, and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is preparing a ground assault in Gaza. President Biden confirmed the existence of American hostages, and Secretary Blinken is heading to Israel and Jordan.
Israel Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is not holding anything back while going after Hamas – nor should he.
Reports are also circulating that Hezbollah – which is much stronger and much more sophisticated than Hamas – fired anti-tank missiles into northern Israel, to which Israel responded by taking out a Hezbollah outpost. If Hezbollah enters the conflict, it means Iran, one of the chief sponsors of Hezbollah, has greenlit a second wave in this war. Israel must be prepared to defend itself.
CBN Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell joined the broadcast to explain the dangers of Hezbollah and Iran’s ability to supply attack drones to Hezbollah:
“[Hezbollah is] an army, and it’s one of the strongest armies in the Middle East. And so their capacity is that much greater exponentially than Hamas on the southern border. And I would add that Iran is there. They develop drones, . . . so this is sort of Iran’s wheelhouse. They know how to build drones; they know how to operate drones. . . . So this is what they do, and this really is the hallmark of Iran’s involvement.”
We won’t sit idly by while Israel is in turmoil. This week the ACLJ sent a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Guterres and a letter to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, demanding swift action to defend Israel and hold her enemies accountable.
We are pleased to report that after we delivered our letter to Congress, Karine Jean-Pierre publicly denounced the “Squad” Members of Congress who had made “repugnant” and “disgraceful” pro-Hamas statements. Our work is truly making a difference.
Today we were at the Council of Europe, demanding Hamas and its allies be totally defunded. We received an agreement from a number of member States to introduce a resolution pulling the Palestinian Authority’s representation from the Council of Europe. Only three countries are standing in our way: Ireland, Luxembourg, and Denmark. This will be a huge help going forward if we are successful.
On Friday, we will be sending a letter to the Commission on Inquiry at the U.N. They are usually against Israel, and they have put out reports blaming Israel for past Hamas attacks. In other words, it’s Israel’s fault. We are sending a letter absolutely condemning their anti-Israel statements and fighting against the coming lawfare.
The ACLJ is working diligently to defend Israel amid this time of war.