Prophecy News Watch - April 12, 2022

Around the World
Austria’s Leader In Russia As ‘20,000 Die’ In Mariupol, Ukraine
Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer warns that Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to drastically intensify the brutality of the war in Ukraine, where new atrocities emerged Monday.
OPEC Tells EU That Russia Oil Crisis Is Beyond Its Control
OPEC’s top diplomat told European Union officials that the current crisis in global oil markets caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is beyond the group’s control.
Russia warns Finland and Sweden against joining NATO
The Kremlin warned Sweden and Finland on Monday against joining NATO as Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine.
Ukraine economy forecast to shrink by nearly half this year
Ukraine’s economy is forecast to shrink by a massive 45% this year, Radio Free Europe reports. The prediction was given by the World Bank on April 10, as Russia continues its devastating invasion of Ukraine.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Thousands attend Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem
Jerusalem welcomed thousands of Christian Pilgrims attending Palm Sunday celebrations in the Old City this weekend, the Associated Press (AP) reports. The throngs of pilgrims arrived to commemorate the start of the Christian Holy Week, despite the recent new wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel.
Israel approves $93 million to fortify security barrier
Amid a new wave of Palestinian terrorism, the Israeli government on Sunday approved NIS 300 million (around $93 million) in funding to strengthen a 40-kilometer section of the West Bank security barrier, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. The decision followed two recent terrorist attacks in which the Palestinian killers are believed to have entered Israel through a hole in the barrier near the town of Jenin.

Inside the United States
22 AGs file brief with SCOTUS against federal firearm accessory ban
Twenty-two state attorneys general, led by AGs from Montana and West Virginia, have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court over a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rule they argue would immediately transform hundreds of thousands of law-abiding gun owners into criminals.
DeSantis Signs Bill To Provide $70 Million To Support Fatherhood In Florida
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday to provide more than $70 million to support fatherhood in his state.
Yahoo Confirms Huge Hunter Biden Story – Weapon Sales to Africa, Chinese Intel, $1M Retainer
Hunter Biden knew he was working with associates who were high up in Chinese intelligence circles, according to a new report.
With Roe in the Balance, Blue States Push for Abortion on Demand
As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, several blue states have in recent months enshrined so-called abortion rights in their constitutions.

Christian News
Egypt Priest Killing Raises Questions
A Coptic Orthodox priest has been killed in the coastal city of Alexandria in northern Egypt amid ongoing concerns about Islamic extremism in the country, rights activists confirmed Monday.
Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians headed toward Genocide if nothing is done say NGOs
A new report by major Christian advocacy and international human rights organizations warns that the ongoing slaughter of many thousands of Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt at the hands of Fulani Muslim terrorists could increase to the level of genocide if it continues to be unchecked, International Christian Concern (ICC) report.
Pakistan Christians To Australia After Massacre
A Pakistani Christian family whose relatives were killed by angry Muslims will soon travel to Australia after receiving asylum following a decade of waiting, activists say.

Worthy Watch
Israel Operations in Palestinian Areas Creates Unity Among Terrorist Factions