A senior Hamas political official once again is openly calling for the END OF ISRAEL and promising that the savage attacks of October 7 will be repeated:

"Israel is a country that has no place on our land. We must remove that country because it constitutes a security, military and political catastrophe to the Arab and Islamic nations and must be finished. We are not ashamed to say this with full force. We must teach Israel a lesson and we will do this again and again. [The October 7 attack] is just the first time and there will be a second, a third, a fourth. Because we have the determination, the resolve, and the capabilities to fight.” --Ghazi Hamad, Hamas official

Hamad also said...

“The existence of Israel is what causes all that pain, blood and tears.... It is Israel, not us. We are the victims of the occupation. Therefore, nobody should blame us for the things we do. On October 7, October 10, October 1,000,000 — everything we do is justified.” 

+ + Our moment to stand with Israel...

I share this with you because it is important for us to be mindful of the level of hatred that continues to be directed at the nation of Israel and Jewish people worldwide.

This is precisely why the nation of Israel was established, and why it is vital that we STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL through this terrible ordeal.

As I write, our team is preparing Shabbat (Sabbath) meals that will be served to Israeli families who are still sleeping in bomb shelters and those who have been forced to evacuate their homes. Over the next 72 hours, we'll help feed THOUSANDS of Israelis during their time of most urgent need.

This is our moment to stand with the people of Israel!

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We are living in unprecedented times. This is our hour to respond to the critical need of the people of Israel.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration, and for continuing to pray for the Israeli people.

Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs

P.S. The top photo was taken in Sderot, a town in southern Israel near Gaza that was decimated by Hamas terrorists on October 7. Please help me feed families in Israel  (like this woman and her daughter who are holding one of the meals friends like you helped sponsor. Go here to sponsor meals for Israeli families:

News sources: FOX & Friends 11/2/23, and NYPost