EGYPT - Islamic State's Egypt wing claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday in some of the worst anti-state violence in months. Egypt's government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy handed security tactics. A series of tweets from the Sinai Province's Twitter account claimed responsibility for each of the four attacks that took place in North Sinai and Suez provinces within hours of one another on Thursday night.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt's most active militant group, changed its name to Sinai Province last year after swearing allegiance to Islamic State , the hardline Sunni militant group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria, drawing U.S.-led airstrikes. Thursday's first attack was a bombing targeting a military headquarters, base and hotel in the capital of North Sinai province that killed 25 and wounded at least 58, including nine civilians, security and medical sources said.
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS : In 2015 , the world is watching extremist Islamist terror groups such as ISIS , Hamas , Hezbollah , Taliban , Boko Haram spread like a cancer throughout the Middle East & the African continent. Common to all these violent groups , is the deep-seated hatred of the Jewish state - the nation of Israel. It is no co-incidence the spread of these rampant terror groups - most notably in Egypt , Gaza , Lebanon , Syria , Iraq & Yemen - is now nearing completion of a hostile encirclment of God's people , Israel.
God's Word actually fore-shadowed this latter-day terror & spoke of its coming demise. The old testament prophecy Ezekiel 34 ~ in speaking of the coming rule of Christ in God's Kingdom , the transformative blessings God's people Israel will be given & the curses to be removed ~ makes unmistakable references to these ' latter-day beasts ' that are terrorist groups such as ISIS & their evil , murderous ways. In 2015 & on the edge of Christ's return , nobody in Israel & it's surrounds are killed by actual ' animal beasts '. So what else could these ' beasts ' be ?? Its a clear ' figurative ' allusion to the ' savages ' who inhabit the land prior to the Lord's return. Their end is coming soon !!!
Ezekiel 34v23-30 - I will set up one shepherd ( Christ ) over them & he shall feed them , even my servant David ( Christ ) ; he shall feed them & he shall be their shepherd ... I the LORD will be their God & my servant David a prince among them ; I the LORD have spoken it ... I will make with them a covenant of peace & will cause the ' evil beasts ' to cease out of the land & they shall dwell safely in the wilderness & sleep in the woods ... I will make them & the places round about my hill ( God's Holy Mountain - Zion ) a ' blessing ' ... there shall be showers of blessing ... the tree of the field shall yield her fruit ... the earth shall yield her increase ... they shall be safe in their land & shall know that I am the LORD , when I have broken the bands of their yoke & delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them ... they shall no more be a ' prey ' to the heathen ( nations ) neither shall ' the beast of the land ' devour them ; but they shall dwell safely & ' none ' shall make them afraid ... they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land , neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them & that they , even the house of Israel , are my people , saith the Lord GOD.