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Teenage Corporal Sparks Fighting in Gaza

Posted by thelamp on July 14, 2006

An Israeli teenager is the focus of the latest military operations between the government’s army and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Corporal Gilad Shalit, 19, was seized last month as part of an attack on an Israeli army post just outside Gaza. It’s not known precisely where Shalit is being held. Palestinian militant factions have seized upon Shalit’s capture to insist that Israel begin to free about 1,500 prisoners, including women and youths, in exchange for Shalit. The factions have warned that Israel will “bear full responsibility for future consequences” if their prisoner swap demands are not met.

Israel has rejected demands to negotiate a prisoner release and has instead responded to Shalit’s capture by intensifying attacks on Palestinian targets in Gaza. This week, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel’s military operations in Gaza would continue until Shalit is freed.

CMC calls on its members and all believers to prayer for Cpl. Gilad Shalit and for a peaceful solution to the situation in Gaza.

CMC also urges its members and all Christians to pray for the peace and security of Israel. Pastor Rod Parsley, founder and president of the Center for Moral Clarity, is part of the national leadership of an important new organization called Christians United for Israel. CUFI’s goal is to organize Christians with a love for Israel into a grassroots movement.

Pastor Parsley invites all CMC members to become members of CUFI. Members receive:

  • Weekly updates on CUFI’s work and developments that impact Israel.
  • Periodic e-mail or fax alerts requesting that you contact your elected officials on issues critical to Israel’s security.
  • Invitations to CUFI’s Washington summit on July 18-19 and annual Night to Honor Israel celebrations in your region.

To join CUFI, click here and complete the online form at the bottom of the page. There are no membership dues. The only cost to you will be the time you choose to devote to staying informed, speaking out and being a watchman on the walls of Zion.

CMC is planning to participate in CUFI’s July 18-19 summit in Washington, and you’re invited! During the summit, participants will share with Congress the importance of supporting Israel’s security. Pastor Parsley will attend the summit, and hopes CMC members across the nation will make plans to attend.

For more information about this historic event, click here. If you’ve already registered for the summit, click here to provide your contact information to CMC. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, daytime telephone number and e-mail address. We’re looking forward to meeting you in Washington and serving God with you in service to His chosen people!


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