Sickening to see, yes? Over and over again, the same scenario plays out. Relative quiet for awhile. Then Hamas et al. explode into action and sirens are screaming and children are crying in the South of Israel. The ruling regime makes the same lame excuses and empty threats and puts on a big show of bombing empty buildings. The fire will be reduced from boiling over to a slow simmer and the relative quiet will return. (But our "missing-in-Gaza" won't!) Later, some Israeli company will sell the terrorists fresh concrete to repair the damage and the cycle will repeat and repeat and repeat until Mashiach comes. Why?
The usual political hacks will beat their chests and pontificate about taking Gaza back. But, that won't solve the problem. It just trades one set of problems for another. Why?
Because the Torah already told us we would have this problem 3330 years ago, as well as how to solve it, but no one in power today is willing to put the solution into practice. They fear man more than God, so we are stuck in this loop until a man will arise who fears God more than man and loves Klal Yisrael enough to put his trust where it will do the most good - not in Trump, not in democracy, but in HKB"H!! He'll employ the Torah's solution and our troubles will finally be over.
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the Land from before you, then those whom you leave over will be as spikes in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they will harass you in the land in which you settle. (Bamidbar 33.55)Think it can't be done in the "modern" world? Think again. It can and it must and it WILL!
...you have seen all that the Lord your God has done to all these nations before you; for the Lord your God, it is He that has fought for you.
Behold, I have allotted to you for an inheritance, to your tribes, these nations that remain from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, to the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun. And the Lord your God, He shall push them out from before you, and drive them out from before you, and you will inherit their land, as the Lord your God has spoken to you.
And you shall be very resolute to keep and do all that is written in the book of the Torah of Moses, so that you do not turn from it right or left. So that you do not come among these nations, that remain with you; nor shall you make mention of the name of their deities, nor exact oaths [by their name] and you shall not serve them, nor bow to them. But cling to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day.
And the Lord has driven out from before you great and mighty nations. As for you, no man has stood before you to this day. One man of you pursued a thousand, for it is the Lord your God Who wages war for you, as He has spoken to you. Take good heed to yourselves, to love the Lord your God. For if you turn away, and cling to the remnant of these nations, that remain with you; and intermarry with them and mingle with them and they with you; Know of a certainty that the Lord your God will not drive these nations out from before you, anymore; and they will be a snare and an obstacle to you, and a goad in your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land, which the Lord your God has given you." (Yehoshua 23.3-13)
...you shall not make a covenant with the inhabitants of this land, their altars you shall smash,' ...they will be pokers to you and their gods will be a stumbling block to you.' (Shoftim 2.2-3)
[The restored nation of Israel] shall fly of one accord against the Philistines in the west, ...they shall plunder the children of the East; upon Edom and Moab shall they stretch forth their hand, and the children of Ammon shall obey them. (Yeshayahu 11.13)This will be our teshuvah!! This, along with the expulsion of missionaries and the closure of churches and mosques is what will bring about Gog uMagog, but HKB"H will fight that war Himself. NO man or band of men can prevail against HIM!
The world initiates the War of Gog uMagog by trying to prevent Israel's teshuvah and return to Torah. Mashiach will be labeled the ultimate religious extremist trying to take the world back to the dark ages and a Master Terrorist. In the name of the War on Terror, the nations of the world will invade Eretz Yisrael.
The final redemption follows the first redemption from Egypt. Just as it was then, there will be strange and inexplicable acts of nature that will cause much death and damage until mankind is brought to its knees and rendered powerless before its Creator.
And it will come to pass on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel, declares the Lord God, that My blazing indignation will flame in My nostrils. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken; Surely there shall be a great noise on that day in the land of Israel. And at My presence, the fishes of the sea and the birds of the heaven and the beasts of the field and all the creeping things that creep upon the earth and all the men who are upon the surface of the earth shall quake, and all the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall to the ground.
And I will call the sword against him upon all My mountains, says the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother. And I will judge against him with pestilence and with blood, and rain bringing floods, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone will I rain down upon him and upon his hordes and upon the many peoples that are with him. And I will reveal Myself in My greatness and in My holiness and will be recognized in the eyes of many nations, and they will know that I am the Lord. (Yechezkel 38.18-23)
I will smite the bow out of your left hand and make your arrows fall from your right hand. Upon the mountains of Israel shall you fall, you and all your hordes, and the people that are with you; to the birds of prey, to all the winged creatures and the beasts of the field have I given you to be devoured.
Upon the open field shall you fall, for I have spoken, says the Lord God. And I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell in safety in the islands, and they will know that I am the Lord. And I will make known My Holy Name in the midst of My people Israel, and I will no longer cause My Holy Name to be profaned, and the nations will know that I, the Lord, am holy in Israel. (Yechezkel 39.3-7)The situation gets worse by stages just as it did in Egypt. HKB"H draws the line at them invading Eretz Yisrael. Keep in mind that great forces are gathering on our northern border as you read this!