SYRIA - ‘Israel Conquered Our Land’

Arno Froese

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed Israel has “conquered” Syrian land.

In an interview with Russia's RT, al-Assad spoke about the war raging in his country since 2011.

“Since it began, more than 100,000 Syrian soldiers have been killed,” he said, adding that “the entire world has become a terrorist arena.”

Regarding Israel, al-Assad said Israel “has conquered our land and therefore it is natural that they are part of what is happening against us, [including] any plan or incitement.”

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed that a group of countries, led by Israel, sought to establish a terrorist state in northern Syria, and that his country thwarted the move. However, Cavusoglu failed to bring proof of his statements.

Israel has avoided involving itself in the Syrian civil war, attempting only to protect itself from Iranian entrenchment on its northern border and to aid civilian victims of the war, including providing medical care for them in Israel itself, at the expense of the Israeli taxpayer., 11 November 2019

Arno's commentary

The statement reads that 100,000 Syrian soldiers have been killed—typical militaristic statement, regardless from which country it originates. Google, for example, estimates deaths in the Syrian civil war to vary between 371,222 and 570,000. This enormous slaughter of civilians was apparently overlooked by the United Nations Security Council. 

The Syrian capital, Damascus, is mentioned some 60 times in the Bible. The first time is when the father of the believers, Abraham, pursued the enemy all the way to Damascus. In 2 Corinthians 11:32-33, we have the report of the governor of Damascus attempting to apprehend Paul: “In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.” 

Thus, we conclude, Israel will not become subject to Syria, but the opposite is true: Damascus will become part of Israel.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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