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The Phoenix Post War Tour of Israel

View Major Israeli Missile Landing Sites, After the Israel-Gaza Conflict of 2012

The Israel-Gaza Conflict of 2012 occurred during November 14-21, and while only 8 days in length, forever changed the course of throughout the duration of Phoenix Post War, a grand total of 1,506 rockets alone were launched from Gaza into Israel.  While 421 missiles were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome Anti-Missile Defense System and saving countless lives, nearly 45% of Israelis-nearly half of the country-were within range of Hamas missiles launched from Gaza.  During this stressful time, there were 5 fatalities and 240 injuries.  Over the past 12 years, Hamas has fired over 12,000 rockets alone from Gaza and into Israel.

During the period of Phoenix Post War, the Israeli cities most heavily bombarded by missile and rocket fire were: Sderot, Netivot, Eshkol, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Kiryat Gat, Ofakim, Dimona and Kiryat Malachi, those cities in the south closest to the Israeli-Gaza Border.

The rest of the Israel was not spared from Hamas’ rocket launches, with rockets also falling into Tel Aviv, the holy city of Jerusalem (and one in the holy city of the lord and savior, Christ’s birth, in Bethlehem), Rishon Letzion, Gedera and other  from Phoenix Post War unfortunate cities in the center of the country.

In Christianity, the Phoenix Post War is often meant to symbolize the power of resurrection,rebirth and the everlasting.  An Arabian bird, the Phoenix is eternal, as it did not eat of t forbidden fruit in Eden, and was granted everlasting life by the lord.  The Phoenix is occasionally burned to the point of death, only to rise again from its ashes, reborn and renewed.

Later, St. Clement spoke of the Phoenix as an allegory for Christ, and Christ’s resurrection and eternal life.  In the book of Job (Job 29:18,) it states: ‘I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days like the phoenix.’  This verse is actually dually translated, with sometimes the word phoenix translated as ‘sand,’ from the Hebrew word, ‘chol.’

Join us on the Phoenix Tour of Israel, and witness Israel’s renewal, after being burned by the flames of Hamas and Gazan enemy fired missiles.  Much like Christ, Israel is all eternal and a spiritual center of the world for the Jewish and Christian people, and the birth site of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

While Numerous Southern Israeli Cities Were Negatively Affected by the Recent 2012 Israel-Gaza Conflict, The Phoenix Tour Will Include Visiting the Following Cities in Israel:

Sderot

We start our trip in the city of Sderot, located less than one mile from Gaza in the Western Negev desert, and the Israeli city most tormented by the cruel launch of Gazan missile fire.  In Hebrew, the word ‘Sderot,’ actually means to make the dessert bloom, symbolizing how Israel built an entire country and economy out of a barren desert, and how the city of Sdderot continues to endure and bloom after repeated missile explosions from its nearby Palestinian partner in peace, Gaza.

 

Air raids, missile sirens and explosions here are part and parcel of daily life here, with Sderot residents only afforded only 7-15 seconds to find cover before a missile strikes, and possibly kills or destroys houses, businesses, schools or cars.  This is a city that has been physically and psychologically scarred for life, with a generation of children growing up in bomb shelters and forced to run for cover from missiles instead of running races with their friends at school.  Red Alerts are a daily reality, with the terrifying words of ‘TZEVA ADOM-or RED ALERT-sounding the alarm to it’s already war wary residents, whenever a missile is about to land.  This is a city with many if most of its residents suffering from the scars of PTSD-including its children, many who have problems with nightly bedwetting or vomiting upon hearing the sound of a dreaded ‘red alert,’ missile siren.  Many residents also suffer from hearing problems, with the sounds of nearby missiles exploding causing long term partial hearing loss.

Visiting the city of Sderot is not only symbolically important, but economically crucial-Sderot’s economy has been crippled due to the daily stress and disruption of war and missiles, with businesses and essential workers packing up in droves and productivity greatly lowered.  In 2010, the city of Sderot announced that it was virtually bankrupt, with its economy little improved since then.  Come and support the people and economy of Sderot, and show your solidarity for people directly caught in the line of Hamas enemy fire from Gaza.  Simply, they are depending on YOU.

Dimona:

Dimona is one of the largest cities in the Negev desert, and an important industrial town in the Negev.  It is home to the Negev Nuclear Research center and is constantly a major target of Hamas fired rockets from Gaza into Israel.  During the 2012 Israel-Gaza Conflict, rocket sirens sounded every few minutes, with many residents barely leaving their bomb shelter or safe room-if they were fortunate to be close enough to one.  While the vast majority of missiles were shot down by the Iron Dome Anti-Missile Defense System, the city is constantly plagued by rocket and missile fire, with another generation of Israeli children growing up in bomb shelters, rather than focusing on staying children.

Kiryat Malachi:

Kiryat Malachi is a development town in the Negev of Israel, whose name means the ‘City of Angels,’ as a tribute to Los Angeles donors who helped to financially back the city.  The majority of residents are those Jews who were purged from Arab countries as well as recently Soviet and Ethiopian immigrants.  Largely a blue-collar town, this city saw much of the action during the Israel-Gaza Conflict of 2012, with 3 of its residents killed.  This city of over 20,000 strong had never seen fire from Gaza before, but suffered greatly during the rocket launchings, when a dilapidated 4-story building was hit by direct missile fire, killing 3.

Ashkelon:

Ashkelon is a gorgeous coastal town and home to some of Israel’s most beautiful beaches, well-known Roman, Canaan and Crusades era archeological ruins, and is mentioned in the bible numerous times.  It was the home of the giant, Goliath, whom David slew, and the site where Delilah cut Samson’s hair, and serving as his Achilles heel.  It is one of the larger cities in Israel (currently the 18th largest city in Israel,) and also serves as a major missile landing site from Hamas launched missiles in Gaza.

Ashkelon was one of the cities hardest hit during the Israel-Gaza Conflict of 2012, with many direct hits on residential buildings and schools, and dozens injured by flying glass, falling buildings and shrapnel from missile attacks.  Many people were also treated for shock with residents still feeling the scars of PTSD, from their oft-missiled city.  It is a frequent target of Hamas terrorist rocket launch, and has led to the deaths and injury of numerous Ashkelon residents.

Ashdod:

The famous port city of Israel, Ashdod is Israel’s sixth largest city, and the site in the bible where Jonah was swallowed by the whale.  Ashdod is a substantial industrial and economic center of Israel, and the largest operating port in Israel, receiving over 60% of all items imported into the country.  During the 8 day Israel-Gaza conflict, sirens blared non-stop, with sometimes up to 16 missile sirens sounding in one day.  Many people spent the entire conflict in their shelter or concrete ‘safe room,’ while many residents simply did not have a bomb shelter or safe room in their house, or within running distance.  There were numerous direct hits to residential areas and apartment buildings, with the city psychologically scarred from war.  Ashdod is a constant target of rockets and missiles from Gaza, and the 2012 Irael-Gaza conflict proved no exception.

Much like the biblical phoenix, Israel and especially Israel’s South continues to rebuild itself from the burning rubble of enemy Gazan missile attacks, killing and injuring innocent civilians, destroying infrastructure and crippling local economies,  and destroying millions of dollars in property.  Come and support those citizens who have already endured so much, to live in the homeland of the bible and the birthplace in Christ.  Share their passion, embrace their pain and view the self-renewing nature of the Israeli people to rebuild themselves after enemies attempt to burn and destroy them. Come and see towns directly hit and harmed by deadly enemy missile fire, who are in the process of rebuilding-like the Phoenix.  Much like the Phoenix Post War, Israel will forever endure, its fate sealed in the scriptures and its status untouchable, as it continues to be watched over and protected by the Lord and Christ himself.

John 16:33: ‘I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.’

Pictures:

LINK TO PICTURES FROM THE IDF’S FACEBOOK ALBUM:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.488194521203423.106467.125249070831305&type=1

Also:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=487343131288562&set=a.250335824989295.62131.125249070831305&type=1&relevant_count=1

Youtube Video-Red Alert Missile Siren-15 Seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sThbTtJGaBY

Youtube Video-Ashdod/Gedera Slammed with Rockets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C-0yG2lkbso

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