Prophecy News Watch - February 9, 2023

Around the World
Chinese spy balloon part of larger surveillance program: U.S. intel
The suspected Chinese spy balloon that attracted national attention as it traversed the United States was part of a larger surveillance program, the U.S. intelligence officials have concluded.
More than 11,000 confirmed fatalities in Turkey and Syria in deadliest earthquake in over a decade
More than 11,000 people have died after devastating earthquakes rocked Turkey and Syria.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Chief Turkish Jewish Community Feared Dead; Ancient Torah Scrolls Saved
The head of a small Turkish Jewish community and his wife were feared dead after Monday’s earthquakes, but ancient Torah scrolls were saved, several Israeli sources said.
Senior geologist says Israel needs to prepare for major quake ‘in our lifetime’
A top scientist with the Geological Survey of Israel said Wednesday that the deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria should serve as a wake-up call for Israel, which he predicted will experience a major quake “in our lifetime.”

Inside the United States
Biden Under Fire Over Abortion Remarks
U.S. President Joe Biden faces condemnation from leading Republicans “protecting the unborn” after he urged Congress to end “extreme abortion bans.”
‘Doubling Down On Crazy’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Slams Biden In GOP Rebuttal To State Of The Union Address
Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized President Joe Biden in the GOP’s response to his State of the Union address Tuesday night, saying America is not the same country it was before he took office.

Christian News
India: 10 Christian families denied essential rations for their faith, “we did not worry, we are ready to pay any cost”
Ten Christian families in India’s Madhya Pradesh state have been barred on account of their faith from receiving essential provisions the government gives to the needy, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Ethiopia: Three Christians killed in sniper attack on their church
Three Christians were reportedly killed, and four were injured in Oromia, southern Ethiopia during a sniper attack on their church by suspected regional government special forces on Saturday, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Pakistan: Muslim extremist throws acid in the face of young Christian woman
A 19-year-old Christian woman in Karachi, Pakistan, was severely burned last week when a Muslim extremist threw acid in her face because she refused to renounce her faith and enter an Islamic relationship with him, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.