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Gaza – What are the signs of the times?

Gaza – What are the signs of the times?

Whenever there are troubles in the Middle East, it always makes me go to my Bible to see what I can see. Israel is in its fourth day of land action inside Gaza. Many are suggesting that Israel will need to stay long enough to end the missile threat and the threat from the tunnels. The question is if Gaza has significance for biblical events prophesied for the future.

First, a little background on the current situation, even though I know you are getting a little of this from the media.
Gaza is 25 miles long and 7 miles wide. It is that tiny finger of land along the Mediterranean at the border between Israel and Egypt. Gaza was under Ottoman Empire control from 1517 until the end of WWI when the British Mandate of Palestine was the governing force. In 1948 the Arab-Israeli War resulted in the subsequent 1949 Armistice Agreement which gave Jordan control over the West Bank while Egypt was given control of Gaza. Gaza remained under Egyptian military rule until Israel reoccupied the str