The History Of New York Earthquakes: Before The Sixth Seal (Rev 6:12)

Historic Earthquakes
Near New York City, New York
1884 08 10 19:07 UTC
Magnitude 5.5The History Of New York Earthquakes: Before The Sixth Seal (Rev 6:12)
Intensity VII
This severe earthquake affected an area roughly extending along the Atlantic Coast from southern Maine to central Virginia and westward to Cleveland, Ohio. Chimneys were knocked down and walls were cracked in several States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Many towns from Hartford, Connecticut, to West Chester,Pennsylvania.
Property damage was severe at Amityville and Jamaica, New York, where several chimneys were “overturned” and large cracks formed in walls. Two chimneys were thrown down and bricks were shaken from other chimneys at Stratford (Fairfield County), Conn.; water in the Housatonic River was agitated violently. At Bloomfield, N.J., and Chester, Pa., several chimneys were downed and crockery was broken. Chimneys also were damaged at Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Allentown, Easton, and Philadelphia, Pa. Three shocks occurred, the second of which was most violent. This earthquake also was reported felt in Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Several slight aftershocks were reported on August 11.
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‘Wake-up call’: Top Republicans sound alarm over Chinese nuclear horn: Daniel 7

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‘Wake-up call’: Top Republicans sound alarm over China’s nuclear expansion

Connor O’Brien

Tue, February 7, 2023 at 11:25 AM MST·3 min read

Top Republicans on Capitol Hill are raising alarms over news that China has surpassed the U.S. in its number of launchers for land-based nuclear missiles — and arguing for the U.S. to expand its own arsenal to keep pace.

Four GOP leaders on the House and Senate Armed Services committees said the revelation about China’s nuclear capability, made in a Jan. 26 letter from the top commander of U.S. nuclear forces, is a warning that Beijing’s arsenal is expanding faster than anticipated, though the U.S. still has more warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

“This should serve as a wake-up call for the United States,” said House Armed Services Chair Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), Senate Armed Services ranking member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo) and Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) in a joint statement. “It is not an understatement to say that the Chinese nuclear modernization program is advancing faster than most believed possible.

“We have no time to waste in adjusting our nuclear force posture to deter both Russia and China,” the lawmakers said. “This will have to mean higher numbers and new capabilities.”

Lamborn and Fischer are the top Republicans on the Armed Services subcommittees that oversee nuclear weapons programs.

The head of U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. Anthony Cotton, told lawmakers in a letter dated Jan. 26 that the U.S. retains a larger inventory of ICBMs and nuclear warheads, but that China has exceeded the U.S. in the number of fixed and mobile land-based launchers for those missiles. The Wall Street Journal first reported the letter.

The information came in response to a December letter from Republicans Rogers, Lamborn, Fischer and then-Senate Armed Services ranking member Jim Inhofe.

The revelation is likely to only further fuel uproar in Washington over Beijing, after a Chinese surveillance balloon traversed the U.S. before it was shot down last week.

Biden administration officials are set to brief the full Senate on the balloon on Thursday. The House is also likely to soon get briefed, leaders say. And House Republicans are weighing a resolution condemning China for the flap.

China’s military modernization, including its nuclear capabilities and a potential invasion of Taiwan, have been an early focus for Republicans.

House Armed Services held its first hearing Tuesday on the threat posed by China. During the session, Rogers broached the ICBM launcher news and warned of China’s nuclear expansion, urging the U.S. to act immediately to deter Beijing.

“The [Chinese Communist Party] is rapidly expanding its nuclear capability. They have doubled their number of warheads in just 2 years,” Rogers said at the outset of Tuesday’s hearing. “We estimated it would take them a decade to do that.”

The U.S. is undertaking a long-term overhaul of all three legs of its nuclear arsenal as well as fielding new weapons introduced under the Trump administration’s 2018 nuclear blueprint.

Low-yield warheads have been deployed aboard ballistic missile-carrying submarines. Congress has also preserved funding to develop a new sea-launched nuclear cruise missile that the Biden administration sought to cancel.

Nancy Vu contributed to this report.

Will South Korean nuclear weapons enhance or erode Northeast Asia’s security? Daniel 7

Would South Korean nuclear weapons enhance or erode Northeast Asia’s security?


South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol recently raised eyebrows in Washington when he said his country might consider developing its own nuclear deterrent, rather than relying exclusively on America for nuclear protection.

U.S. officials scrambled to assure Seoul officials there is no need to develop their own nuclear weapons since the U.S.-Republic of Korea Mutual Defense Treaty encompasses all threats to its security, including a nuclear attack.  

To reinforce the point, Washington and Seoul announced last week they will hold a tabletop exercise this month to develop “response options to deal with the DPRK [North Korean] nuclear threat.”  

America’s “extended deterrence” means that U.S. nuclear weapons could be used to defend South Korea if such weapons were ever used against it, and they already serve a deterrent purpose in preventing such a scenario in the first place.

But recent public opinion polls show that, strong as U.S.-ROK security relations seem, many South Koreans harbor doubts that Washington would actually enter a nuclear war and risk a calamitous nuclear attack on U.S. forces or assets in the region, or even on the American homeland, all just to defend South Korea.

In a poll last year, 71 percent of South Koreans supported developing an indigenous nuclear capability. Reflecting that reality, retired Lt. Gen. In-Bum Chun, former commander of the Republic of Korea Special Warfare Command, said, “Right now we have the United States that provides us with a nuclear deterrent. But we are more concerned than we used to be. Korean people are looking for answers.” 

The increased South Korean angst partly reflects Pyongyang’s technological progress in its nuclear and missile programs, greatly facilitated by China’s economic and diplomatic support — despite Beijing’s, and Henry Kissinger’s, protestations that it shares the West’s concerns about a nuclear North Korea. 

Confidence in the strength of the U.S. commitment also has been undermined by the actions and inaction of the three most recent American administrations.

First was the Obama-Biden failure to confront China on its broken promise not to militarize its artificial islands in the South China Sea, or its breach of a U.S.-mediated agreement on the Spratly Islands dispute with the Philippines, a U.S. ally. (Nor did President Obama act against Russia over its intervention in Syria to protect Bashar al-Assad from Obama’s “red line”or its 2014 invasion of eastern Ukraine and Crimea.) 

The credibility of the American commitment to South Korea suffered a direct blow with former President Trump’s harsh disparagement of the U.S.-ROK alliance and Seoul’s reliability as an ally. He questioned its willingness to bear a fair share of the defense burden, accusing it essentially of free-loading off the U.S. security blanket — the same charge he made against Japan and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. His unbridled criticism went so far as to threaten termination of the U.S.-ROK alliance as an unfair and unnecessary imposition on the United States.

The Biden administration has added to South Korean doubts about U.S. resolve. In addition to sharing the Obama-Biden legacy on foreign policy, which he led as Obama’s vice president, President Biden added his calamitous troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. That was followed by his administration’s failure to deter Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine, despite touting that it knew Russia’s plans well in advance.  

Nor has Biden been willing either to intervene directly or to provide Ukraine with the advanced weapons systems it requires, because Vladimir Putin might see it as escalation that could precipitate World War III.  

Finally, there is the matter of Taiwan, under direct and escalating threat from China, and the deepening economic and political relationship between Taiwan and the U.S. that started under the Trump administration and has continued under Biden.

Despite Biden’s episodic expressions of intention to defend the island against Chinese aggression, he, like his predecessors, refuses to state a declarative U.S. commitment to defend Taiwan, preferring to retain the policy of strategic ambiguity.

Given that spotty record of U.S. steadfastness on behalf of allies and security partners, it is not surprising that some South Koreans see potential leaks in Washington’s nuclear umbrella and wish to add their own nuclear deterrent.  

As Jenny Town, a senior fellow at the Stimson Center and director of Stimson’s 38 North Program, recently observed, “Given all of the advancements that North Korea has made in their nuclear weapons program, and changes in the geopolitical environment, there’s been a lot more anxiety in South Korea about how they deal with a nuclear North Korea — and what the U.S. would actually do.”

At a recent Stimson conference on “assessing the risks” of a South Korea nuclear weapons program, experts coalesced around the idea that the country would be less safe with its own nukes. The concern was expressed that a competition between two nuclear powers on the Korean Peninsula would increase the danger of war because of the risk of escalation from the use of conventional to nuclear weapons. The experience of the U.S.-Soviet confrontation during the Cold War runs counter to that fear, and arguably reduced the prospect of conventional war precisely because of the danger of nuclear escalation.

It was also asserted that South Korea’s acquisition of nuclear weapons would fracture the U.S.-ROK alliance, though why that would happen is not self-evident. While Washington would not be happy that its advice was spurned, the importance of South Korea to regional stability and its value as a loyal ally would hardly be diminished because it became a nuclear power.

The experts correctly noted that South Korea’s withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty would further weaken the NPT, but the question is whether that would be worse than nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula being wielded only by an aggressive North Korea, supported by China, its aggressive nuclear-armed ally.School meal nutrition update 2.0: How to get it rightTo help Iranians, Biden needs to pressure America’s allies

Kissinger testified on North Korea’s nuclear program before the Senate Armed Services Committee in January 2018: “[I]f North Korea could keep its capability in the face of opposition by China and the United States … South Korea and Japan will want nuclear weapons too, and then we are living in a new world … that will require new thinking.”

Kissinger’s premise of Chinese “opposition” to North Korea’s nuclear program is unfounded. But we are now approaching that “new world” he predicted and new thinking is indeed in order.

Joseph Bosco served as China country director for the secretary of Defense from 2005 to 2006 and as Asia-Pacific director of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief from 2009 to 2010. He served in the Pentagon when Vladimir Putin invaded Georgia and was involved in Department of Defense discussions about the U.S. response. Follow him on Twitter @BoscoJosephA.

Buffalo, New York, area is hit with the strongest earthquake before the Sixth Seal: Revelation 6

A magnitude-3.8 earthquake was felt Monday in Buffalo, N.Y..

Buffalo, New York, area is hit with the strongest earthquake in 40 years

“It felt like a car hit my house in Buffalo. I jumped out of bed,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said of Monday’s 3.8-magnitude quake.

By Marlene Lenthang and Colin Sheeley

Feb. 6, 2023, 9:11 AM EST / Updated Feb. 6, 2023, 4:48 PM EST

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning near Buffalo, New York, the strongest recorded in the area in 40 years.

The quake hit 1.24 miles east-northeast of West Seneca, New York, with a depth of 1.86 miles, around 6:15 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said no damage had been reported so far in West Seneca, a suburb of Buffalo near the U.S.-Canada border. 

He said he had spoken with the deputy commissioner of the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Gregory J. Butcher, who said a “confirmed quake was felt as far north as Niagara Falls and south to Orchard Park.”

“It felt like a car hit my house in Buffalo. I jumped out of bed,” Poloncarz said

Yaareb Altaweel, a seismologist at the National Earthquake Information Center, said Northeast earthquakes “happen all the time” and quakes can strike anywhere at any time. 

Since 1983, there have been 24 earthquakes above magnitude 2.5 in the West Seneca region, with Monday’s being the largest so far in the area.

Altaweel said another 3.8-magnitude quake took place in 1999 in western New York.

“On a scale of earthquakes, 3.8 isn’t that big. But the crust in that region is old crust. It’s old and cold, and the efficiency of transferring the seismic waves versus sedimentary areas — that’s why people can feel it more. That’s why earthquakes can be felt even at 1.0 in some places,” he said.

Altaweel said a 3.8-magnitude quake is “not a big earthquake that you’d expect damage from.”

Existing fractures and fault lines can cause earthquakes to hit so far inland, he said. 

Altaweel said there was nothing abnormal about this shock.

“I’d say it’s very normal. There was one, a 2.6, in March 2022. There was another 2 in 2020. These keep happening in this region at low magnitude,” he said. 

Around the globe, an initial 7.8-magnitude earthquake in southeastern Turkey was followed hours later by a 7.5-magnitude quake that shook buildings and killed more than 3,600 people in the country and neighboring Syria. The toll is expected to rise sharply on both sides of the border.

Marlene Lenthang is a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital.

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Emergency teams search for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, on Monday.
Emergency teams search for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, on Monday.

‘Working against time’: A frantic search for survivors after quake hits Turkey, Syria; 2,800 dead: Live updates.

John Bacon, USA TODAY

Mon, February 6, 2023 at 1:03 PM MST·

The death toll surpassed 2,800 and was rising Monday after a powerful, pre-dawn earthquake and series of strong aftershocks collapsed thousands of buildings along the Turkish-Syrian border.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.8 quake struck at 4:17 a.m. local time in the southern Turkish province of Kahramanmaras, about 20 miles from the city of Gaziantep. Scores of aftershocks followed, authorities said. Hours later, a 7.5 magnitude quake struck more than 60 miles away.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at least 11,000 people are injured in his country alone and the death toll has climbed well over 1,600. He declared seven days of national mourning.

In Syria, the death toll in government-held areas surpassed 539, and 1,300 were injured, the Syrian Health Ministry reported. In rebel-held areas, more than 380 people were killed, according to Syrian Civil Defense – the White Helmets.

Hundreds were believed trapped under rubble, and the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers dug through the wreckage. Thousands of survivors were left homeless in the cold rain and snow.

There were also stories of rescues as first responders and volunteers, some with detection dogs, picked through the rubble. The Turkish defense ministry released a video of a mother and her 2-year-old child being extricated safely from rubble in the city of Gaziantep.

“Hurry up please because my daughter is passing out,” the woman says as rescuers work feverishly to save them. The young girl is rescued first, and responders assure the woman that “your child has been rescued, she is alive.” A few minutes later the woman is brought to safety.


►British Premier League soccer team Newcastle United FC tweeted that it was “praying for some positive news” on the fate of former teammate Christian Atsu, who is reportedly among those trapped under the rubble in the Turkish city of Kahramanmaras. Atsu, a Ghana native, signed with the Turkish team Hatayspor.

►Ukraine Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba said his country “stands ready to send a large group of rescue workers to Turkey to assist crisis response.”

►Erdogan called the quake the country’s biggest disaster since the 1939 Erzincan earthquake that killed more than 30,000 people. The region sits on top of major fault lines and about 18,000 were killed in earthquakes that hit northwest Turkey in 1999.

►Russia says it is readying rescue teams to fly to Turkey to help victims there and in neighboring Syria.

Hope sinks as night falls

Workers were still sawing away slabs and still pulling out bodies in the darkness of night Monday as desperate families waited for news of loved ones. In the Turkish city of Adana, Imran Bahur begged workers to find her daughter and her family in the rubble of a destroyed apartment building.

“My grandson is 1 1/2 years old. Please help them, please,” Bahur said. “We can’t hear them or get any news from them since morning. Please, they were on the 12th floor.”

UN, World Health Organization respond

U.N. General Assembly President Csaba Kőrösi extended “deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences” to the people of both countries. He then asked diplomats to stand and observe a minute of silence in memory of those who died.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said the U.N. was counting on the international community to help those caught up in the disaster, “many of whom were already in dire need of humanitarian aid in areas where access is a challenge.” Specialist U.N. surge teams from the Office of U.N. Disaster Assessment and Coordination tweeted that they were “ready to deploy.”

Emergency medical teams from the World Health Organization have been sent to provide essential care for the injured and most vulnerable, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted.

Time, cold biggest problems facing rescuers

Erdogan adviser Ilnur Cevik said resources are not the problem hampering rescue efforts.

“You are working against time,” he told the BBC. “The adverse weather conditions and people that are under the rubble, you have to save them before the weather drops in and kills these people because of the cold. So people who are now under the rubble, there’s a mad rush to get them out.”

Cevik said searchers are using radar and body sensors to find survivors “but you know there’s so much widespread devastation that you can’t reach everywhere.”

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said no structural risk remains after “all dams in region inspected” following the quake.

Israel puts conflict aside, offers aid to Syria

Israel has said it will send search and rescue and medical teams to Turkey and Syria. Syria does not recognize Israel and the two countries have remained at war, at least technically, since Israel was established in 1948. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had requests from and ordered aid airlifts to both countries.

“This is what we do around the world and this is what we do in areas close to us,” Netanyahu said.

China also offered to aid Syria. “Beijing is ready to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to Syria according to the needs,” Xu Wei, spokesman for the China International Development Cooperation Agency, told the Xinhua news agency.

Quake struck region already torn by civil war

The quake struck a region that has been battered on both sides of the border by more than a decade of civil war in Syria. On the Syrian side, the region is divided between government-held territory and the country’s last opposition-held enclave, which is surrounded by Russian-backed government forces. Turkey is home to millions of refugees from that conflict.

About 4 million people live in the opposition-held regions in Syria, many of them displaced from other parts of the country by the fighting. Many of the residential buildings were already unsafe because of bombardments.

Thousands pulled from toppled buildings

Thousands of buildings were reported collapsed from the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Hama to Turkey’s Diyarbakir, more than 200 miles to the northeast. Erdogan said he spoke with several mayors who reported almost 3,000 buildings had collapsed. About 2,500 people were pulled from the rubble, he said. Schools across much of the country will be closed for at least one week, and schools closer to the quake for two weeks, officials said.

Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Kasapoglu said all national sports events to be held in Turkey have been suspended until further notice.

Biden offers aid as rescuers hunt for survivors

Over 9,000 personnel were carrying out search and rescue operations in Turkey and more support from other regions was on the way, Erdogan said.

“We have started to be contacted for international aid,” he said. “Besides offers of assistance by NATO and the EU, 45 countries have reached out to us.”

The Biden administration issued a statement expressing concern, adding that “we stand ready to provide any and all needed assistance.” President Joe Biden has directed USAID and other federal government agencies to “assess U.S. response options to help those most affected,” coordinating efforts with the Turkish government.

Trapped survivors call for help

Huseyin Yayman, a legislator from Turkey’s Hatay province, said several of his family members were stuck under the rubble of their collapsed homes.

“There are so many other people who are also trapped,” he told HaberTurk television by telephone. “There are so many buildings that have been damaged. People are on the streets. It’s raining, it’s winter.”

In Turkey, a student told the Chinese Xinhua news agency that three buildings fell near his home in Adana. He said he heard one survivor calling out from beneath the rubble, “I don’t have the strength anymore.”

Quake felt in Egypt, Lebanon

In Damascus, buildings shook and residents ran into the streets. The quake jolted residents in Lebanon from beds, shaking buildings for about 40 seconds, and could be felt as far away as Egypt.

Many residents of Beirut left their homes, driving their cars away from buildings, terrorized by memories of the 2020 port explosion that wrecked a large portion of the city.

EU Council president pledges support

Condolences and offers of aid poured in from world leaders.

“Deeply saddened to hear this morning about the devastating earthquake hitting parts of Türkiye and Syria. My deepest condolences to the many families that lost lives and wishing a fast recovery of the injured,” European Council President Charles Michel said on Twitter. “The EU stands in full solidarity with you.”

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted: “My thoughts are with the people of Türkiye and Syria this morning, particularly with those first responders working so valiantly to save those trapped by the earthquake. The UK stands ready to help in whatever way we can.”

Turkey creates ‘air aid corridor’ to deliver rescuers to the region

National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said a large number of military transport planes began to dispatch search and rescue teams and vehicles to the region. Ambulance planes also take part in the “air aid corridor,” Akar said.

“We have maximized the readiness of our aircraft to provide the necessary transportation service,” he said.

Contributing: The Associated Press

At least 5 Palestinians killed in Israeli raid outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

 Bullet holes are pictured on a door at the scene where Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian gunmen during a raid near the city of Jericho on February 6, 2023.  (photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMAD TOROKMAN)

At least 5 Palestinians killed in Israeli raid near Jericho against Hamas terror cell

The aim of the raid was to break up a Hamas terrorist cell in the West Bank refugee camp of Aqabat Jaber, Jericho.


Published: FEBRUARY 6, 2023 07:16

Updated: FEBRUARY 6, 2023 11:59


At least five Palestinians were killed on Monday morning in an IDF raid on a refugee camp near the West Bank city of Jericho. The IDF said that the dead were Hamas terrorists and members of a terror cell that attempted to carry out a shooting attack at a restaurant near Jericho late last month.

The attempted attack targeted a restaurant in Vered Yeriho on January 28, when two terrorists attempted to fire at a restaurant in which 30 people were present. The terrorists’ weapons jammed and the two fled back to Jericho.

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and IDF Intelligence Directorate discovered that the two had barricaded themselves in an apartment in the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp near Jericho and intended to continue conducting attacks.Top ArticlesRead More

New Hamas cell launches in Jericho area

Last week, a new terrorist cell affiliated with Hamas’s al-Qassam Brigades announced its establishment in the Aqabat Jaber camp. Members of the cell, which called itself the “Aqabat Jaber Battalion”, were said to have conducted armed clashes with Israeli forces operating in the Jericho area.

Israeli forces had attempted to arrest the members of the cell behind the attempted attack on Saturday, but failed to do so. A number of other suspects who are part of the Hamas cell were arrested in that raid and at least 13 Palestinians were injured in the clashes.

 IDF soldiers besiege the homes of Palestinian terror suspects near Jericho, in the West Bank, on February 4, 2023 (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)IDF soldiers besiege the homes of Palestinian terror suspects near Jericho, in the West Bank, on February 4, 2023 (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

On Monday morning, armed clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces as they entered Jericho and the Aqabat Jaber camp, with a number of Palestinians reportedly killed and at least three wounded, according to Palestinian reports. No Israeli personnel were injured in the operation.

The bodies of the five terrorists killed in the clashes have been seized by Israeli forces, according to the Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, Jihad Abu Al-Assal. 

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that it was following up on the issue with the Palestinian Civil Affairs Authority and that it did not have any official information concerning the health status of the Palestinians seized by the IDF.

Senior Hamas official Shaker Amara was also arrested in Jericho on Monday morning, according to Palestinian reports. Amara has been detained and imprisoned by Israel on multiple occasions. Relatives of the terrorists who conducted the attempted attack were arrested in Jericho as well on Monday.

Palestinian media additionally claimed that terrorists in the area managed to down an Israeli drone, with video reportedly from the scene showing youths throwing bricks at a drone laying on the ground.

The IDF confirmed that a Sky Rider drone fell in the camp and that there was no concern of information being leaked.

The raid was conducted by the IDF’s coed Lions of the Jordan Valley Battalion.

Haniyeh: ‘The enemy will not enjoy calm’

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh warned after the raid that Palestinian movements would continue to operate, stating “The succession of the enemy’s killing in the West Bank will be a disaster for him, and all international or regional interventions will not succeed in stopping the revolutionary tide of our people, and the enemy will not enjoy calm, and the days are debated as long as our people have a beating heart.”

Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem warned that “Our people and their resistance will not delay in responding to this crime.”

Palestinians across the West Bank closed shops and schools in a strike on Monday and called to clash with Israeli forces near the Green Line.

Public Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir welcomed the IDF operation near Jericho on Monday, saying “a terrorist is a mortal and anyone who tries to harm the citizens of Israel knows that he will pay a heavy price for his activities and our security forces will reach him wherever he hides. The Israeli government will wage a stubborn and uncompromising war against terrorism and with God’s help we will bring security to the citizens of Israel.”

On Sunday evening, the Aqabat Jaber battalion launched “Days of Rage,” claiming that Israeli forces had closed roads around Jericho and set up restrictive checkpoints at the entrances to the city in the days since the attempted attack.

“The succession of the enemy’s killing in the West Bank will be a disaster for him, and all international or regional interventions will not succeed in stopping the revolutionary tide of our people, and the enemy will not enjoy calm, and the days are debated as long as our people have a beating heart.”Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stated on Sunday that it had launched increased operations in the Jericho area, including more intensive checks of vehicles leaving the city, after the attempted shooting attack. The IDF stressed that there was no lockdown on Jericho and that traffic was flowing freely in and out of the city.