Prophecy News Watch - October 20, 2023

Around the World
US Navy intercepts missiles heading north from Yemen, ‘potentially’ toward Israel: Pentagon
A U.S. Navy destroyer intercepted several missiles fired near the coast of Yemen on Thursday, though it is unclear what the missiles were targeting, Pentagon officials said.
Drones Attack a US Military Base in Southern Syria and There Are Minor Injuries, US Officials Say
A military base in southern Syria where U.S. troops have maintained a presence to train forces as part of a broad campaign against the Islamic State group was attacked by drones on Thursday, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
Germany ‘On Side Of Israel’ Amid Rising Antisemitism, Chancellor Says
The German chancellor told legislators that Germany's place was "at the side of Israel” after Hamas attacks killed some 1,400 people in the Jewish nation and a Jewish synagogue was attacked in Berlin.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF says 63 Hamas terror operatives among 80 terror suspects detained in West Bank
The IDF said on Thursday that security forces arrested some 63 Hamas operatives including Ramallah-based Hamas chief Hassan Yousef were among 80 terror suspects detained in overnight West Bank raids bringing the number of suspects in custody since the Hamas attack on October 7, to 524.
IDF strikes Hezbollah as anti-tank missile, rocket attacks continue
The IDF struck sites belonging to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon on Thursday, after the terrorist movement continued anti-tank missile attacks against IDF positions and Hamas's al-Qassam Brigades launched about 30 rockets from Lebanon toward Israel.
Israel’s Ground Invasion Of Gaza Imminent, Minister Suggests, But Doubts Remain
Israel’s defense minister suggested Thursday that an invasion of Gaza was imminent, telling troops, “You will soon see Gaza from the inside.”
Nearly half a million Israelis internally displaced
Nearly half a million Israelis have been internally displaced since the brutal surprise attack on civilians in southern Israel by the Hamas Palestinian terror group on October 7, i24News reports. The size of the state of New Jersey in the US, Israel has a population of under 10 million people, including 2.1 million Arab Israelis.
US sends 6th Fleet Flagship to eastern Mediterranean in boost to military presence near Israel
The US Defense Department is deploying the USS Mount Whitney, the command-and-control ship for the U.S. 6th Fleet, to the eastern Mediterranean as an addition to its increasing military presence amid the war between Israel and Hamas, the Washington Times reports.
Britain’s Sunak Tells Israel PM: ‘We Want You To Win’ In War With Hamas
British Prime Minister Rushi Sunak said Thursday that Britain stands with Israel in its “darkest hour” and wants the Jewish nation to win its declared war against Hamas. “I am proud to stand here with you in Israel’s darkest hour as your friend,” he told his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, the capital. “We will stand with you in solidarity, we will stand with your people, and we also want you to win,” Sunak stressed.

Inside the United States
State Department urges ‘worldwide caution’ for Americans overseas as Israel-Hamas war rages
The U.S. State Department has issued a new "worldwide caution" to Americans traveling around the globe as the war rages on Thursday between Israel and Hamas.
US Senate shows bipartisan support of large military aid package for Israel
The US Senate this week expressed strong bipartisan support for a large spending bill that will increase funding for military and security aid to Israel during its ongoing war against the Hamas Palestinian terror organization in the Gaza Strip, the Daily Excelsior reports. The war was triggered by Hamas’ October 7 surprise attack on Israeli civilians in southern Israel, a catastrophically violent event in which 1,300 mostly civilian men, women, and children were slaughtered and around 200 kidnapped.

Christian News
India: 18 more pastors arrested in Uttar Pradesh state
Eighteen more pastors were arrested in India’s Uttar Pradesh state last week, on false charges of forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity, CBN News reports.