Prophecy News Watch - October 24, 2023

Around the World
Pentagon outlines multiple Chinese attack plans for Taiwan
China’s military is building up forces for an attack on Taiwan that could take place in the coming years as part of a campaign by President Xi Jinping for “national rejuvenation,” according to the latest Pentagon’s annual report on the Chinese military.
Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile As World Faces Nuclear Turmoil
Pakistan has test-fired a potentially nuclear Ababeel missile with a range of up to 2200 kilometers (1,367 miles) on the same day the United States conducted a nuclear test, several defense sources confirmed Monday.
Ukraine Fears Over China’s Drones Move After Russian Strike Kills Many
Kyiv fears that China's move to place restrictions on exports of drones could hit supplies at a time when Ukraine steps up its counter-offensive against invading Russian troops despite deadly strikes.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Army Reveals Graphic ‘Black Sabbath’ Footage Amid Antisemitism
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have taken journalists on tour to share evidence of the horrors of “Black Sabbath” on Saturday, October 7, when Hamas killed over 1,000 Israelis, including men, women, and children.
Red Cross Says Two More Hostages Freed By Hamas
The International Committee of the Red Cross says the Palestinian militant group Hamas set free two more hostages taken captive from Israel in its worst attacks on record.
IDF uses new “Iron Sting” precision-guided mortar bomb to strike Hamas terror targets
A commando unit in the Israel Defense Forces has begun using “Iron Sting,” an innovative precision-guided mortar bomb that allows it to strike terrorist targets with significantly reduced collateral damage, i24News reports. Israel has been fighting the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip since the brutal surprise attack and on Israeli civilians of October 7.
‘Hundreds Killed’ As Israel Hits Hamas Infrastructure
The health ministry in Gaza, which is under the control of Hamas, reported on Monday that 436 people had been killed in the previous 24 hours. These casualties occurred as Israeli airstrikes continued in the aftermath of what has been described as one of the worst atrocities against Jewish people since the Holocaust. In Israel, the terrorist attack committed by Hamas on October 6 is now referred to as "Black Sabbath."

Inside the United States
U.S. posts $1.7 trillion deficit despite warnings about unsustainable fiscal path
The U.S. posted a $1.7 trillion deficit for the 2023 fiscal year despite repeated warnings that federal spending is on an unsustainable path.
736 known or suspected terrorists apprehended at U.S. border in fiscal 2023
There were 736 known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) apprehended at the northern and southern borders in fiscal 2023.
Violent crime is falling nationally, but not in pro-criminal California
While violent crime dropped nationally in 2022, California has once again proven that it is inept at providing its residents with any increase in safety or quality of life.
US antisemitic crimes increased by 36% between 2021-2022, report shows
A new report by the FBI shows that hate crimes against Jews in the US rose 36% from 2021 to 2022, making up over half of all reported religion-based hate crimes during that period, the Washington Times reports.