Prophecy News Watch - October 12, 2023

Around the World
Biden warns Iran to ‘be careful’ in wake of Hamas terror attacks
President Joe Biden on Wednesday told Iran to "be careful" in the wake of a major terrorist incursion by Hamas into Israeli territory.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IAF hits Gaza on ‘unprecedented scale’; Strip’s power plant shuts down
The Israel Air Force was striking in the Gaza Strip on an “unprecedented scale” Wednesday according to senior Air Force officer Brig. Gen. Omer Tishler, as Israel focused its efforts on targeting Hamas officials.
Israel Walks Back From Hostile Aircraft Warning; No Casualties Reported
Israel on Wednesday walked back from a warning that many “hostile aircraft” had entered the Jewish nation’s airspace from Lebanon, but rockets landed elsewhere. Alert systems showed several red warnings in northern Israel while sirens sounded in every town.
Israel Forms War Cabinet As Death Toll Rises To 1,200
Israel formed a rare emergency government with opposition members to see the Jewish nation through its war with Hamas as the death toll of those killed by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Israel rose to 1,200.
US does not intend to send ground troops to help Israel fight Hamas
The United States has announced it does not intend to send ground troops to help Israel in its ongoing new war against the Hamas Islamic terrorist group, which rules over Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Netanyahu and Gantz form emergency unity government
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, Chairman of the National Union party and former Defense Minister, have come together to create an emergency national unity government in response to the ongoing conflict.
Israel instructs Gaza Palestinians on where to shelter from IDF counter-attack
The Israel Defense Forces have been giving Palestinian residents of Gaza instructions on where to evacuate from Israel’s military response to Saturday’s devastating surprise attack on Israeli civilians by the Hamas terror group which rules the Strip, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Inside the United States
Majority Leader Scalise defeats Jordan in battle for GOP nomination for House speaker
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise defeated fellow GOP Congressman Jim Jordan on Wednesday in the speaker election before the House GOP conference, following the House vote to remove Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., from the speakership post

Christian News
Nepal: Pastor to spend year in jail for allegedly converting Hindus to Christianity
A pastor in Nepal has lost his appeal against conviction on false charges of forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity and will now spend a year in prison, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Nepal is no longer officially a Hindu state, but Nepalese Christians are subjected to persecution from radical Hindu groups who want the country to return to Hinduism.
US Christian anti-trafficking ministry has rescued more than 40,000 women and children from sexual predators
Amid the global plagues of sex trafficking and child pornography, the US-based Christian organization All Things Possible Ministries has helped to free 40,000 trafficked women and children around the world, CBN News reports.