But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!” Jonah 2:9 (The Israel Bible™)
A miracle occurred tonight on the Gaza border. Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations fired hundreds of rockets at Israel civilians in large population areas. However, this sensational event took place abutting the Israel-Gaza border.
An Arab-Israeli bus driver dropped off his cargo of 50 IDF soldiers and traveled a little further down the road to make a turn. While performing this maneuver, his bus was hit by a Cornet anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip. The bus burst into flames and the driver managed to get out.
Tragically, a 19-year-old IDF soldier standing near the bus was injured by the blast. He was transferred to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba in critical condition.
Deeply shaken, the driver was barely able to speak. He did, however, manage to talk to a trauma specialist. “God loves the Jews. Minutes before my bus was hit, 50 Israeli soldiers de-boarded; they all would have died; its a miracle.”
The coming days have the potential to be very dark in Israel. A senior army officer, Lt. Col. M was killed in a cross-border Israeli action on Sunday. During that mission, a senior Hamas commander was also killed – presumably the excuse for such a massive escalation.