Pastors and Christian leaders are calling for prayer and reconciliation between Israel and Hamas as the Middle East begins to see the worst bloodshed in years between Israelis and Palestinians. The intensity of the fighting prompted the United Nations to warn that the rocketing could escalate into a "full-scale war." The conflict began as the Islamist terror group Hamas fired hundreds of missiles at Jerusalem on Monday after hundreds of rioters were injured in clashes with Israeli police and Jewish religious observers on the Temple Mount.

 

Evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, took to Facebook to ask Christians to pray. He said he personally knows innocent people on both sides of the war who will not benefit from its continuance. He posted, "I have many friends who live in Israel, both Arab and Jew, so we are very concerned about the situation there. People have been killed, families are cowering in fear in bomb shelters, and they need our prayers. As we are commanded in the Scriptures, let us "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" (Psalm 122:6)."

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:26:00 AM

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