|Two moderate earthquakes strike Israel|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Friday, 09 February 2007 17:00|
|After the political earthquakes yesterday, with the announcement in Mecca that terrorist organizations Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a Palestinian unity government, two real earthquakes struck Israel this morning. The two quakes were centred around the Dead Sea fault line, the largest of which measured around 4.5 on the Richter Scale... |
Quote: "Two earthquakes measuring 3.6 and 4.5 on the Richter Scale were felt from the Negev Desert to the Sharon region in central Israel at around 12:15 a.m. Saturday. No injuries or damage were reported. Rami Hofstetter of the Geophysical Institute of Israel told Ynet that the earthquakes were small to moderate in magnitude, adding that the epicenter was on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. The earthquakes occurred about a minute apart, he said.
In the Bible, earthquakes are often seen as prophetically significant. We have the earthquake at the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, the earthquake again at His resurrection, the prophecy of the Lord that there would be earthquakes in various places in the last days, the earthquake mentioned in Zechariah when the Lord returns to the Mount of Olives, and the great earthquake in Revelation that destroys all the cities of the nations. Today's earthquakes come as the world presses Israel to accept a Palestinian unity government which is essentially at war with the Jewish state.
Quote: ""The Palestinian unity government which will be formed under an agreement reached in Saudi Arabia will not recognize Israel, a political adviser to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Saturday. The issue of recognition was not addressed at all (in Mecca)," Ahmed Youssef said. "In the platform of the new government there will be no sign of recognition (of Israel), regardless of the pressures the United States and the Quartet would exert," he said.
Because of this, I have been keeping a note of when geological events occur in relation to Israel, and looking for any significance. In October 2005, Israel experienced both and earthquake and a lunar eclipse, on the eve of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah. On the 29th of March 2006, a solar eclipse crossed the Middle East, shadowing Libya, Russia and Turkey. The 28th of March 2007 is when it has been predicted Israel or the US may strike Iran. An earthquake struck Israel on the 9th of September 2006, on the day Javier Solana, the High Representative for the European Common, Foreign and Security Policy, was in Iran to discuss the nuclear crisis, and the day after Russia called for an international Middle East peace summit. And of course both the US and the UK were hit by freak tornadoes and hurricanes, shortly before and shortly after the Israeli disengagement from Gaza in August 2005. The next big event will be the total lunar eclipse on the Feast of Purim, March 3rd 2007.