5 October 2013: Yesterday, in the discussion going on within the comments of SITREP A30-13, an Eschatology Today reader asked: "Are the Egyptians really planning an attack against Gaza?"
The response was: Yes.
HAMAS has been put on notice by the Egyptian military that it bears full responsibility for any and all attacks on Egyptian forces in the Sinai, and for any deterioration in the security situation with Israel; that Egyptian forces will strike HAMAS and its leadership directly.
In anticipation of the necessity for strikes against HAMAS the Egyptian military has been flying reconnaissance drones over Gaza in order to select high priority targets in Rafah and Khan Younis.
Intense Egyptian army operations are ongoing in the northern Sinai. It would not take much for these forces to spin around and take aim at Gaza.
Now, why is this important to Eschatology Today readers? Because of the critically information posted originally in this SITREP back in July regarding Isaiah 19 and Ezekiel 29. Even more to the point are the details I gave in my response to the above question:
"I am of the opinion that the reference to Hagarenes in Psalm 83 is a direct reference to Islamic jihadists. Prior to Muhammed and the rise of Islam, Hanif Arabs were fundamentalists in Arabia who adhered to monotheistic believe in the God of Abraham. Mohammed came along and these ancient Hanif Arabs were deceived and adopted his Al-Lah as being the same as their Al-Lah.
The Hanif Arabs came from Hagar's (Arabic: Hajar) son (by Abraham) Ishmael, so they are a descended branch of the "Ishmaelite" family tree and originated in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia (near Mecca).
Many modern Arabic words have their root in Hagar/Hajar, words such as: mujahir/mujahid, hajir (the Hajj pilgrimage all muslims must make) and hijra. In today's language a Hagarene (Hajarene) can mean any Muslim or Ishmaelite, and the most fundamentalist of them are the mujahideen, or Islamic jihadists, a/k/a Al Qaeda et al. Even the al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (MB) of Egypt."
Update 09 July 2013: Based upon the released transcript of the last meeting between Mohamed Morsi and General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi it seems apparent that the military and judiciary now running Egypt have planned from the outset to place the former president on trial on charges of compromising the national security of Egypt. Here is the English-language translation of the transcript released on 5 July by Al-Watan ("The Nation") one of Egypt's most popular daily newspapers.
03 July 2013 (Updated 4 July): Today the Egyptian military made good on its 48-hour ultimatum and sacked the Islamist al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun President Mohamed Morsi. The announcement was made on Egyptian TV by 58-year old Army Chief of Staff General Abdul-Fattah Khalil el-Sisi this evening because President Morsi "did not meet the demands of the masses."