Prophecy News Watch - August 8, 2022

Around the World
UN Warns Of Nuclear Disaster As Russia’s Military Occupies Europe
Europe was on edge Saturday as the United Nations nuclear watchdog demanded an end to military action near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, warning of a "very real risk of a nuclear disaster.”
China’s largest Taiwan military drills draw to a close
China's largest military exercises surrounding Taiwan were drawing to a close on Sunday (Aug 7) following a controversial visit last week to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting Monday to discuss Gaza-Israel violence
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency closed-door meeting on Monday to discuss the latest escalation between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour said in a statement.
Three More Grain Ships Leave War-Torn Ukraine As Clashes Continue
Three more ships carrying grain have departed Ukraine as part of efforts to feed many nations. They left war-torn Ukraine while Britain expressed concern about the security of a nuclear plant captured by the Russian military.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Entirety of Islamic Jihad’s leadership destroyed: IDF
The entire senior leadership of the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group has been eliminated, an Israeli military official said in a statement late Saturday evening.
IDF says it hit Islamic Jihad ‘attack tunnel’ in Gaza, another 140 terror targets
The Israeli Air Force struck a Palestinian Islamic Jihad “attack tunnel” in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning, the military said, as Operation Breaking Dawn entered the third day.
Iron Dome at 97% success rate after 580 rockets fired from Gaza since Friday
The Iron Dome missile defense system has achieved a 97 percent success rate intercepting incoming rockets, amid almost non-stop barrages launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group since Friday, the Israel Defense Forces said Sunday.
IDF says ready for ‘week of fighting’ amid rocket barrages from Gaza
The Israel Defense Forces said Saturday it was prepared for a “week of fighting” against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip, as over 200 rockets were launched at Israel from the coastal enclave, with the central city of Modiin targeted as well as southern cities and towns.
Islamic Jihad fires dozens of rockets at Israel as IDF hits its assets across Gaza
Terrorists from Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired relentless barrages of rockets at Israeli communities in southern and central Israel Friday night, sending thousands rushing to shelters. The volleys came hours after the Israel Defense Forces launched strikes in the Strip in response to what Israeli leaders said was an ongoing “concrete” threat to target Israeli civilians and soldiers in Gaza-border areas.
Gantz approves draft of over 25,000 reservists after IDF strikes in Gaza
The IDF launched Operation Breaking Dawn against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Friday evening, striking multiple targets belonging to the group and killed close to a dozen terrorist operatives including the head of the group in the northern part of the enclave. By late Friday night, over 100 rockets had been fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Inside the United States
Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act after all-night vote series
The Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act along party lines following hours of debate and a flurry of amendments that stretched through Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon.
‘A historic event,’ Death Valley sees almost a year’s worth of rain within three hours
Officials say that Death Valley saw almost a year's worth of rainfall within three hours last weekend.
Dems Poised To Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined
If Democrats have their way, one of the most detested federal agencies—the Internal Revenue Service—will employ more bureaucrats than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.
Analysis: Inflation Reduction Act would increase taxes on nearly all Americans
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 would increase taxes on nearly every American despite claims made by President Biden.