Saturday, March 30, 2019

Global SITREP B3-19: The Gaza Op and Syria Strike



The Chief of staff at the briefing for commanders and combatants in the Southern Conference area, Friday, 29 March 2019.

UPDATE 30 March 2019:
 The lines are all in battle array; orders given (image above). Warning from the factions in Gaza; Israel responding "Don't do it."  HAMAS had included in its final set of demands the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. Shots have been fired this morning and a critical head wound to a Gazan combatant occurred east of Jabalia in the northern part of the strip. Other injuries reported in other sectors as 1 PM Israel Daylight Time (IDT) approaches. High explosive/high yield IEDs were thrown at IDF troops. Heavy gunfire by IDF against groups of enemy combatats attempting to breach the security fence at Gaza and Rafah (northern and southern strip). Use this detailed map for location data.


Occasional volleys of tear gas are being used by IDF troops to keep Gazans from getting to close to the 20-foot tall security fence. The 300-meter no go zone adjacent to the fence in side Gaza is being strictly enforced. The level of violence on the border varies sector by sector.

With this as the current status, there will be near real-time updates during the day...



Screen capture of IAF strike on IRGC-QF depot near Aleppo 27MAR19
28 March 2019: SYRIA - As noted in real-time comments to this SITREP last evening, a major air strike was launched around midnight IST by Israel on an IRGC-QF weapons depot in an indistrial area northeast of Aleppo known as Sheikh Najjar. Reports vary claiming 7 to 10 Iranian soldiers were killed in the strike. The initial strike and secondary blasts of detonating ordnance rocked the entire region for hours afterwards, cut power to Aleppo city and caused general chaos according to Syrian rebel sources which recorded the event on cell phones and posted to social media in near-real time.

Immediately after the strike the airspace over the Golan Heights east of the Jordan River was closed when Israel issued a NOTAM to all air traffic above 5000 feet. This air region is part of the Tel Aviv FIR (Flight Information Region). Israel's air defenses are on full alert status.

GAZA - The terror coming out of Gaza continues unabated. IED-laden balloons, grenades and even IED-drones are being sent over the security fence into the Negev and Eshol Regional Council areas this morning. Reports (coming from Gaza) of an agreed upon truce are being taken with an enormous dose of salt; one would have to be mentally unstable to believe anything the Gaza jihadists have to say. The Egyptian shuttle diplomacy mission returned to Israel with the factions response to the Israeli ultimatum on total disarmament and inspections. No one is holding their breath, even as IDF forces continue to flow southwards.

This is the fourth "war" in the Gaza region since HAMAS' takeover of the strip in 2007. The Israeli public is overwhelmingly calling for a permanent resolution to the Gaza terror; Israeli civilians in this region are at the breaking point with their rage against the terror and inaction by the Natanyahu government. The Natanyahu government's continued existence hangs in the electoral balance in the voting scheduled for 9 April.  

IDF armored troops ready their Merkave Mk.IV 'Barak' Main Battle Tank
These AI-enhanced tanks were designed for urban insurgent combat in Gaza.
IDF armor in ready position at one point on the Gaza border today.

26 March 2019: This is as near to a real-time SITREP as has ever been done on Eschatology Today. Collection activity continues in real-time as this is being prepped for posting.

The IDF has had hundreds of its armored forces in ready assault positions around Gaza for most of the day today, even as more armor and tracked heavy artillery are seen on Israel's highways streaming south as recently as 7 PM EDT this evening. 

The current status is that PM Netanyahu, IDF general staff and cabinet ministers remain in a highly classified security assessment meeting. At the conclusion of the assessment it is expected the order will be given for ground operations to commence inside Gaza. In addition to the battalion of heavy artillery that has been mobilized and sent south, the 35th Airborne Regiment has also been ordered to deploy to Gaza.  

The last HAMAS rocket launched into Israel about two hours ago; it was shot down over Ashkelon by an Iron Dome interceptor. Nothing more than shrapnel landed on a residential house. The IAF has been active for some time this evening striking dozens of HAMAS and other identified targets.

Meanwhile, Syria has requested a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Golan Heights, and rumors of Hezbollah threats to intervene on HAMAS behalf continue to percolate.

64 comments:

Sean Osborne said...

IAF airstrikes in Gaza have resumed after a brief pause.

Sean Osborne said...

IDF armored battalions of the 401st BDE were seen maneuvering into launch positions.

Sean Osborne said...

The armored force and additional deploying IDF units is becoming more massive than anything seen previously on the Gaza border.

This is the kind of force that could make the occupation and total demilitarization of Gaza a reality.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

You have really been busy and bouncing around keeps you keen on and response ready. Praying for everyone involved and no more Hamas hijinks such as so-called "cease fire" nonsense coming out of Gaza's traitors to the residents of that small strip.

Time to take stock of how many times these thugs have wasted Israel's valuable time in false negotiations and oh, listen to me the professional armchair commander. Time that I get about Our Father's business and pray unceasingly for the Prophets of Old's pronouncements to begin coming to fruition.

Loved this epic photo displayed session especially.

GG5/SHALOM,SHALOM

Sean Osborne said...

An Egyptian shuttle diplomacy team just entered Gaza from Israel.

Israel has demanded full, verifiable by inspections, disarmament by HAMAS, PIJ and other factions in exchange for a 1-year peace agreement (a hudna). A take it or leave it offer.

No way the islamists can accept this, they'll reject it.

IDF can then be expected to enforce a demilitarization of Gaza.

Great Grany 5 said...

YES, YES, YES!!

New direction sensed in our prayers taking place with this report.

HALLELUJAH! Maranatha Lord,

GG5/SHALOM,SHALOM

Great Grany 5 said...

SEAN,
Is there a means by which you are able to block out all communications from Eschatology Today that could be seen by Hamas, or Iran's military?

GG5

Sean Osborne said...

GG5,

No worries. Nothing here isn't aleady known over there.

Great Grany 5 said...

Thank you and should have known it was thus.

GG5

jmoll106 said...

I'm so glad to hear"a full disarmament", I think the Israelis are learning the Trump way of negotiating. If Hamas can't provide peace for their people than they have shown they can't lead them but are only their to incite Israel. It's time Israel says enough is enough!

Sean Osborne said...

As expected, Israel's demands were rejected.

Crazy violence, truck-load tire fires and IED explosions now ongoing at the Gaza border.

Won't be long now...

Great Grany 5 said...

I keep praying to hear the sound of Huge Hail Stones falling on Gaza only and a sudden retreat from the event.

I know, that isn't nice is it!!::???????

jmoll106 said...

:) Certainly it will need to be a God event like hailstones or Egypt like plagues for them to acknowledge the One true God and His Only begotten Son - JESUS.
That day is coming fast.

Joe said...

Thanks for sharing the info you’re able to gather. I think you must be at the top of the charts for information gleaned on the web. Also appreciate the pics. I love seeing the Israelite tanks and soldiers at the ready.
Praying for a resolute finish to the terrorist entity on their southern border.

Great Grany 5 said...

Those pics look very authentic and most importantly, almost instantaneous to boot. I love the Era that we are all living in now and the excitement I am trying to contain just keeps perking up like my beloved old and trusty coffee pot. Perhaps the same is affecting everyone but in case you are missing the true unbiased elation, try reading all of those passages that Sean has been handing all of us over the past 10 years. Wasn't it 2009 Sean when you began or was it 2007?

I tried to find my "dinner jacket" link/history from last week and suddenly hit me, I used my hubby's computer and I am totally lost on a Microsoft configuration any more. Used to install and set up those blasted 'nothing but trouble' machines from 1990 on but my days of computers began way back in the era of 1950's with the real brain killers and their binary configs. We have all come a long way baby and the outcome is what we can now see every day such as the latest update from Gaza and Israel as we even speak today in the USA. The SPEED of communications, travel and learning is exponentially beyond man's belief but ABBA FATHER knew way before but included in Daniel's time frames.

Hamas has played a fools game with their actions because they desired to destroy the Jewish people who are the Apples of God's eye and please, don't ever believe that the Church has replaced them in the Heart of God in His scriptures. We are very close to the duration of the Church Age, only a few more days to go before we hear 'COME UP HERE' shouted out from Heaven's Glory cloud. ARE YOU ALL READY & YOUR GARMENTS CLEAN?

GG5/SHALOM, SHALOM

Sean Osborne said...

BREAKING: Israel appears to have just launched multiple wave airstrikes against Syrian/Iranian targets at Aleppo and T4 military airports.

Sean Osborne said...

The strikes in Syria were on IRGC weapons depots in multiple locations.

Israel's entire air defense network is on full alert for potential retaliatory rocket launches from Hezbollah, Syria or Iran.

Still gathering info...

Lori said...

Thank you, Sean! Things sure seem to be gathering momentum! You are doing an excellent job informing people of what is happening. We really appreciate it.~ Lori

Rhonda said...

Wow! Really heating up in Israel! I guess they were waiting to make sure Trump was on board with any military action they needed to take. Recognizing that the Golan Heights belonged to Israel and the meetings the two leaders have had finally gave them the insurance they needed to get things done, Are they finally going to take back what has always been rightfully theirs, such as the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, control of the temple grounds? Maybe I won’t have to find another job after being fired from the University I worked at for going to be with my father that almost died. Thank you all for your prayers. I prayed my earthly father would not die but go with us in the soon Rapture. He is now so much better. Thanks Sean for passing on all the intel you get. So appreciative.

Andy Meyer said...

Sean you are doing an awesome job bro. God's blessings and strength through or Lord Jesus Christ. Come quickly Lord Jesus. Praying for the peace of Jerusalem.

Sean Osborne said...

UPDATE 08:40 EDT 28MAR19:

PM Netanyahu "Israel is preparing for a wide-scale conflict."

Sean Osborne said...

We wait to see if the Egyptian team is allowed to return to Gaza.

IDF will not engage while the Egyptian team would be in harm's way.

Sean Osborne said...

Israeli communities near the Gaza border have begun evacuations. Karen Shalom is among the first to begin evac.

Sean Osborne said...

Foreign nationals are evacuating Gaza via the Erez crossing.

Sean Osborne said...

The IDF commander has warned all Gazans to come no closer than 300 meters from the border fence.

Sean Osborne said...

HAMAS will send thousands to breach the border tomorrow; if any are killed that is a declaration of war against the State of Israel.

So be it.

hartdawg said...

Things are starting to heat up. I think the prophetic wars are almost right around the corner

Sean Osborne said...

Yeah, like while we sleep tonight here in the US it'll begin.

Sean Osborne said...

In fact, the fighting is well underway on the Gaza border. In the past two hours 500 IEDs have been hurled over the barrier at IDF troops - who have returned live fire at the enemy combatants. No one KIA yet.

Great Grany 5 said...

Amos and Zechariah have some very interesting passages related to Gaza and why Gaza and Company are being held to account by Almighty God. Especially Amos 1: 6 start there and keep on going. The reasons for their total destruction goes way back to decades past and current evil behavior.

God is not blind and He is not silent any longer.

GG5/SHALOM ISRAEL

Andy Meyer said...

Looks like Israel finally has had enough after 4 wars.

Sean Osborne said...

Two IDF Merkava MkIV tanks have fired on and destroyed a HAMAS outpost. Each was apparently directing the assaults on the border. At least a handful of enemy combatants have been shot; at least one head-shot kill reported.

This ongoing night combat is setting the conditions for the expected daylight carnage.

Sean Osborne said...

About 3:30 AM in Israel. Relative quiet has settled in over the past two hours... probably getting some shut eye because tomorrow is going to be a very long day. Finally some down time...

Sean Osborne said...

IDF sniper overwatch has shot and killed a HAMAS terrorist who threw multiple IEDs at IDF troops guarding the border. More than 100 others in Gaza injured thus far.

Sean Osborne said...

As of 15:30 IDT... 2 dead in Gaza, 100+ injured. Critical period now until sunset. Tens of thousands pressing the border.

Sean Osborne said...

PIJ Al-Quds Brigades: "The occupation has declared war, breaching what has been agreed. It will bear the consequences"

Escalation from what has been relative Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) thus far.

The "Right of Return" is about one thing - the islamic re-conquest of Israel. This is verbatim the HAMAS Charter.

Not gonna happen.

Sean Osborne said...

Happening now (10:30 EDT) - Enemy combatants storming border east of Khan Younis, IDF firing on them.

Sean Osborne said...

Penetration of the security barrier was reversed. The event finished without becoming a disaster. Netanyahu and some others said the IDF was successful in maintaining "calm" on the border.

Now reports of an agreement achieved between Israel and HAMAS via Egyptian negotiators. It appears, according to Bennett and Shaked, to be an Israeli surrender to HAMAS demands. Indeed, HAMAS is celebrating their "victory" this evening.

Yet, violence continues on the border.

Sean Osborne said...

PM/DM Netanyahu has ordered all Gaza crossings to be open and functioning as normal and routine tomorrow.

Utterly surreal.

Great Grany 5 said...

I am so disgusted with this same old shoot 'em um up, send all the troops to the range, fire a few rOunds of ammo, then tuck their tails and call it all off! No wonder Bibi is the laughing stock of the Arabs!

Can any of you imagine the real time disgust and anger the people of Israel are experiencing in all of this sham behavior! Take everyone's weapons away from them, sit them in separate corners and gag all of them so they cannot speak!

Do I want the battle and blood to run? NO but I don't believe letting these liars getting by with such repeated behavior has any honor or remedial benefits for Israel or the factions that will rearm, redeploy and staert a new aggressions again!

GG5

Lori said...

Surreal is a good word for it, Sean, smh. Thanks for doing such a great job.
~Lori

Lori said...

I don't believe that the Israelis will like this at all. It does rather seem like a victory for Hamas an the election is only 10 days away.

Sean Osborne said...

GG5,

My sentiments exactly, and I'm so glad you said it because I'm presently cross-eyed with righteous indignation.

Sean Osborne said...

Lori,

Honestly, I decided to follow this with as much detail - but not too much - as possible to document it. The reason was I listened to MSM (included FoxNews) and was hearing things that I knew were not accurate.
To do this I made use of some new found reputable sources in Israel. Thanks for the thumbs up!

Sean Osborne said...

The anger of Israel's citizens is palpable. Livid is an accurate descriptor.

Something major has to happen within the next week. I would not vote for Bibi after today's events, and the "deal" with HAMAS is still unknown.

Rumor is that the Popular Resistance Committees (pro-Iran) will break with HAMAS and launch rockets at Israel to sabotage the "deal."

hartdawg said...

Sean, do you see this as another case of Netanyahu holding firm then caving at the last minute (which he is known for)? Or is there a possibility that Trump's peace deal might include something that we don't know about and have something to do with this?

Sean Osborne said...

The break has occurred... PIJ launched rockets, Iron Dome interceptions have occurred also.

Sean Osborne said...

For me, this is all typical Bibi caving.

Sean Osborne said...

5 rockets in last 10 minutes, all landed in southern Israe. IDF forces immediately went on the move; heavy IDF tank fire into central Gaza.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

I couldn't hold my peace any longer and I even cleaned up a whole lot of my blown top! Of course BIBI reminds me of the wolf in the 3 LITTLE PIGS fairy tale always huffing & puffing when he would be better keeping his peace, seeking God's directions and study the Scriptures constantly because God does allow the kings,rulers and men in positions of authority to seek Him!

I wish there could be more that all of us could do to help you in this great site you have shared with all of us and I mean that most sincerely! You @re doing a tremendous job and I go here first thing every morning and all day long! Thank you and stay strong and take deep breaths all day long!

GG5/SHALOM, SHALOM

Joe said...

Confirmed prophecy ...the rumor of war continues.

Sean Osborne said...

IAF jets are back over Gaza striking targets. Not sure if they're empty structures or real military targets. 

Israeli national security is hostage to electioneering, nevertheless God is in complete control.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

Bibi had better grow some real hair on his chest, stand tall, straight and walk like a man worthy to either LEAD Israel to security and strength depending solely on All Mighty God or walk away and let YAHWAH designate who is the real leader like as unto
Little David with his sling and 5 smooth stones!

Long sentence but I have to rush to get my bedtime routine done! Stay strong and don't take any sass!

GG5/SHALOM,SHALOM

Sean Osborne said...

PM/DM Netanyahu: "I have ordered that IDF forces remain fully deployed around the Gaza Strip. This includes tanks, artillery, ground forces & the air force. We are prepared for any scenario and–if need be–an extensive campaign. We will do what needs to be done for Israel's security."

Clearly, it will require a far more serious threat to Israel's national security than a largely unarmed mass of 40,000 Gazans and hundreds of small IEDs before Isaiah 11:14 is fulfilled. Not even a barrage of unguided rockets roughly aimed at civilian housing has been a triggering event.

Yes, something of greater consequence will occur for this part of the Psalm 83 fulfillment to take place. Yet, it will happen at the appointed time.

hartdawg said...

Sean, just 2 things
1) I have long held the belief that Netanyahu doesn't seem to have what it takes, or is unwilling to act in a "psalm 83" way.
2) your reference to the "appointed time" is the best way of putting it I can imagine. I was thinking about the appointed time since Friday.

hartdawg said...

On Friday I half jokingly said "things are heating up". I had in mind the restrainor mentioned in 2 thessalonians 2. I believe firmly that the church is taking out of the way before the man of sin is revealed, but I always wondered of the restrainor mentioned is God's sovereign timetable. How else can you explain why major destruction and collapse hasn't occurred yet? Just things I been thinking about

Sean Osborne said...

Hartdawg,

Give a man enough rope and eventuall he'll hang himdelf. Bibi is near the end of his rope.

A short time ago Gaza terrorists fired mortars in an attempt to kill IDF troops and technicians repairing the 20' tall border barrier. No fatalities, the mortar rounds fell short.

Response from Israel? Expand the Gaza fishing zone to 15kms.

Sean Osborne said...

Israel is warning of an imminent attack by PIJ (per orders from Iran) as retaliation for the IAF strike on Sheikh Najjar Industrial Zone. That strike killed between 7 and 140 (per various reports) Iranians and destroyed their rocket manufacturing in Syria.

Sean Osborne said...

Keeping an eye on Jordan which remains under threat fron within by the MB.

Sean Osborne said...

A new critical period began today when HAMAS rejected the Israeli concessions as not sufficient.

HAMAS has made clear that unless Israel meets all of their demands by tomorrow the rockets will fly again and in greater numbers than before.

Brazillian Jair Bolsonaro has cut short his visit, departing Israel early.

Joe said...

As you said earlier Sean, “Yes, something of greater consequence will occur“. Perhaps this is it.
How can Prime Minister/Defense Minister, Mr. Netanyahu, expect terrorist to behave in any other manner? They’ve already said that they were going to embarrass him before the elections, but, I wonder if he’s already been expecting this. I would expect by making the offer that he’s made, probably knowing full well they would decline, will allow him the free hand to do what’s inevitable. He must have known as much before going into these negotiations. He certainly isn’t stupid.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean, my weapons of choice are God’s mighty Angelic Hosts being led by Michael and Gabriel and All of Our prayers are requested for the duration of this time until we hear Our Heavenly Commader’s call out of here!

GG5/SHALOM SHALOM

Sean Osborne said...

Minister Yisrael Katz was interviewed by Channel 13 in Israel. During the interview he said, "There is no agreement with Hamas. If we have to we will conquer Gaza."

Sean Osborne said...

IAF has dropped flares in vicinty of Shebaa Farms in the past hour. No explanation yet.