Tuesday, September 06, 2016

 

NETANYAHU TELLS PUTIN ENVOY HE MAY BE WILLING TO MEET ABBAS IN MOSCOW RUSSIA.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

In Israel, Swedish opposition head slams settlements as ‘unacceptable’-Anna Kinberg Batra, labeled by Israel as ‘moderate and balanced,’ says she wants to see better ties with Jerusalem: PMO puts out no photos from their meeting-By Raphael Ahren September 5, 2016, 6:26 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Israel’s policy of building settlements in the West Bank is “completely unacceptable,” Sweden’s opposition leader said Sunday in Jerusalem.In an interview (Swedish) with the Expressen newspaper, Anna Kinberg Batra — whom official Jerusalem considers “balanced” regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — was asked what she would tell Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting on Monday morning.She replied: “One must be able to meet in order to deliver criticism. Obviously there is criticism to deliver against the settlements, which are of course unacceptable. But if we want a better exchange and want to influence each other in the right direction and use the positive exchange we have, then one must begin to talk with one another.”The Netanyahu-Kinberg Batra meeting went ahead as scheduled, but Netanyahu’s office had not issued statements or released photographs of it, as of Monday evening.Kinberg Batra, head of the center-right Moderate Party, added that she was interested in enhancing her country’s strained ties with Jerusalem. “I want Sweden’s relations with Israel to improve; they can definitely be better than they currently are.”Asked what she would tell Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the Swedish opposition leader responded that she wants to discuss “peace in the region and the requirement for both parties to speak with each other.”Kinberg Batra admitted that she was unable to have any impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “But I’d like to hear and understand the politics in both states. Sweden has recognized Palestine. And I want to meet and hear voices from different sides, both governmental and opposition sides. And I seem to be able to do that on both sides.”Stockholm-Jerusalem ties have been frosty ever since Sweden recognized a Palestinian state in 2014. They deteriorated even further after a series of controversial statements by Stockholm’s foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom.On Sunday, Kinberg Batra met with her Israeli counterpart, opposition leader Isaac Herzog.In a document the Israeli Foreign Ministry sent reporters before Kinberg Batra’s arrival, her attitude toward Israel was described as “moderate and balanced.” The document notes, however, that she has so far not made any public statements in support of Israeli policies. She vehemently criticized the center-left government in Stockholm for recognizing Palestine as a state, but mostly on procedural grounds — the decision was not discussed and voted on in parliament — and not for substantive reasons.

LAND FOR PEACE (THE FUTURE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH)

JOEL 3:2
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people(ISRAEL) and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(UPROOTED ISRAELIS AND DIVIDED JERUSALEM)(THIS BRINGS ON WW3 BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED,WARNING TO ARABS-MUSLIMS AND THE WORLD).

THE WEEK OF DANIEL 9:27 WE KNOW ITS 7 YRS

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 11:21-23
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

JEREMIAH 6:14
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

JEREMIAH 8:11
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:3
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

ISAIAH 33:8
8  The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant,(7 YR TREATY) he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.(THE WORLD LEADER-WAR MONGER CALLS HIMSELF GOD)

JERUSALEM DIVIDED

GENESIS 25:20-26
20  And Isaac was forty years old (A BIBLE GENERATION NUMBER=1967 + 40=2007+) when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21  And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22  And the children (2 NATIONS IN HER-ISRAEL-ARABS) struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
23  And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels;(ISRAEL AND THE ARABS) and the one people shall be stronger than the other people;(ISRAEL STRONGER THAN ARABS) and the elder shall serve the younger.(LITERALLY ISRAEL THE YOUNGER RULES (ISSAC)(JACOB-LATER NAME CHANGED TO ISRAEL) OVER THE OLDER ARABS (ISHMAEL)(ESAU)
24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.(THE OLDER AN ARAB)
26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob:(THE YOUNGER-ISRAELI) and Isaac was threescore (60) years old when she bare them.(1967 + 60=2027)(COULD BE THE LAST GENERATION WHEN JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED AMOUNG THE 2 TWINS)(THE 2 TWINS WANT JERUSALEM-THE DIVISION OF JERUSALEM TODAY)(AND WHOS IN CONTROL OF JERUSALEM TODAY-THE YOUNGER ISSAC-JACOB-ISRAEL)(AND WHO WANTS JERUSALEM DIVIDED-THE OLDER,ESAU-ISHMAEL (THE ARABS)

ISAIAH 28:14-19 (THIS IS THE 7 YR TREATY COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27)
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Senior PA source denies Abbas willing to meet Netanyahu-By Elie Leshem September 5, 2016, 1:55 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

18:36-PA source denies Abbas willing to meet Netanyahu-A senior Palestinian Authority source denies a Russian report saying Abbas has agreed to meet Netanyahu for direct talks in Moscow.The PA has yet to receive an Israeli response to its preconditions for holding such a summit, the source says. He adds that Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Middle East envoy, will arrive in Ramallah tomorrow to convey Netanyahu’s response to those demands.The source emphasizes that the entire Palestinian leadership is united in the demand that Israel commit to a settlement freeze and a prisoner release before such a meeting can take place.In addition, the source says he is “puzzled” by the fact that news of Abbas’s ostensible willingness to meet Netanyahu first appeared in Russian, rather than PA, media.— Avi Issacharoff
18:29-Abbas said to agree to meeting with Netanyahu in Moscow-Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agrees to hold direct talks with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Moscow, according to the Russian Interfax news agency.Earlier today, Netanyahu expressed willingness to meet with Abbas under Russian auspices.The last time the two men met for direct talks was in 2010.

Netanyahu tells Putin envoy he may be willing to meet Abbas in Moscow-Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, in Jerusalem, says ‘vigorous’ efforts being made, with formats dates and venues under discussion-By Times of Israel staff September 5, 2016, 5:14 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a senior Russian official he would look into the possibility of meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow, Netanyahu’s office said Monday.Netanyahu met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in Jerusalem to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to host him and Abbas in Moscow for direct talks, the first in six years.“The prime minister presented Israel’s position that he is always ready to meet with President Abbas directly and without preconditions,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.“He is therefore reviewing the Russian president’s proposal and the timing of a possible meeting.”Bogdanov said “formats, dates and venues” for a possible meeting were being discussed, the Russian state-run TASS news agency reported.“The work goes on, contacts are in progress. Different options of the Palestinian-Israeli settlement are being explored, including personal contacts,” he said.“Vigorous efforts in all directions are being made,” he added.The meeting between Netanyahu and Abbas would be the first parley between the two in some six years. The Russian proposal is the latest in a series of international initiatives aimed at jumpstarting moribund peace talks.French special envoy Pierre Vimont is slated to arrive in Cairo next week on a similar mission. He will meet with foreign ministers from several Arab states and the PA to discuss holding a major multilateral peace conference in Paris before the end of 2016.Bogdanov, who is Russia’s special presidential representative for the Middle East and Africa, is to also visit the Palestinian Authority during his stay in the area.During the meeting, Netanyahu and Bogdanov were expected to discuss other regional issues as well, including Russia’s direct military involvement in the Syrian civil war on behalf of President Bashar Assad who is battling a five-year long insurgency.Last week a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization praised Russia as a more “credible” and “balanced” third-party facilitator for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks than the US.“Russia can fulfill a positive, credible and more balanced role,” Ahmad Majdalani told the el-Raad television station, “since the US is not at all interested in pressuring Israel, which is carrying out its policy in the region.”The latest flurry of peace initiatives was also reportedly raised Thursday in a meeting between Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and US Secretary of State John Kerry in New Delhi, where both were on official visits.Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have been stalled since 2014. Palestinians have demanded as preconditions to the restarting of talks a freeze in settlement construction and the release by Israel of a fourth batch of prisoners promised during negotiations in 2014.Netanyahu has said he is prepared to meet Abbas “anytime” but without agreeing to any preconditions.

Ex-Gaza leader Haniyeh reportedly to replace Mashaal as Hamas head-Former prime minister, current vice president of political bureau of terror group, said to be only candidate in upcoming elections-By Times of Israel staff September 5, 2016, 7:43 pm

Former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh is likely to replace Khaled Mashaal as head of the Hamas terror group’s politburo in upcoming elections, according to Arab media reports Monday.All other contenders for the position are said to have withdrawn, leaving Haniyeh as the sole candidate.“There is almost an agreement inside the leadership of the political bureau that the two (other) expected candidates running for the presidency of Hamas would withdraw and therefore, allow Haniyeh to chair the movement,” an informed source told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.Haniyeh, 53, left the coastal enclave via the Rafah crossing Monday en route to Saudi Arabia to attend the hajj, according to Hamas radio. He is also expected to visit Turkey before taking up residence in Qatari capital of Doha.The head of Hamas’s political bureau is expected to live outside of Gaza, as traveling in and out of the Strip is difficult.Mashaal has lived for the last several years in Qatar.Haniyeh was the prime minister of the Gaza Strip from the 2006 elections until he was dismissed on June 14, 2007 by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He has continued to act as Gaza’s de facto political leader.He was elected vice-president of the Hamas political bureau in 2012.Mashaal, 60, has led the Hamas political bureau since 1996. He is a veteran politician with close ties to regional powers Qatar, Egypt and Turkey. He has been key to Hamas’s attempts to break out of political isolation following its violent takeover of Gaza in 2007.His second eight-year term as president ended in 2013. At that time, Mashaal claimed he would retire, but was allegedly persuaded to remain in position by the movement’s decision-making Shura council, which is believed to have about 60 members. According to Hamas legislature, he may not run for another term.Mashaal has slowly been losing power within the terror group, amid a deepening rift between Hamas’s military wing and political leaders.The London-based Arabic newspaper Rai Alyoum reported in June that Mashaal will step down and, unlike in 2013, this time the decision is final.New elections for leadership of the Hamas political bureau are to be held over the coming year.

Israel shells Syria in retaliation for mortar hitting Golan-Opposition media reports barrage in village in demilitarized zone; Syrian state news says planes caused ‘material damage’-By Judah Ari Gross September 4, 2016, 9:44 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Israel targeted Syrian Army artillery in the Golan Heights Sunday night, hours after a mortar shell landed on the Israeli side of the DMZ.There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the Israeli retaliation. Syrian opposition sources reported intense shelling of the village of Hamidiyah, in the demilitarized zone, around the time of the response.“The IDF holds the Syrian government accountable for this blatant breach of Israeli sovereignty, and will continue to act in order to safeguard Israel,” the army said in a statement.A Syrian Army official later responded to the IDF strike, telling the official Syrian state news agency that “the Israeli enemy continued to support terrorist organizations by attacking Mashati Hadar area in the countryside of Quneitra province with two rockets fired from a reconnaissance aircraft, causing material damage.”Israel’s retaliatory strike came a few hours after a stray mortar shell fired from Syria hit a road in the central Golan Heights.No injuries were reported in that incident, but the mortar damaged a roadway.Syrian opposition media reports around the time of the earlier incident said forces in Tel al-Sha’ar, a village near the demilitarized zone separating Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, fired artillery at troops in Hamidiyah, a village in the DMZ. A report posted on Twitter by the Step News Agency wasn’t clear about which force was responsible for the fire. Clashes were also reported in the nearby village of Jubata al-Hashab.Israel frequently retaliates against stray fire from Syria that strikes the Golan Heights. Last month a mortar round hit a minefield in the Israeli Golan, causing no damage or injuries. In response, the IDF targeted a Syrian Army target on the opposite side of the DMZ.The Syrian Golan has been the site of intense fighting in recent years between Assad regime forces and the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate.More recently, the area has seen burgeoning activity by Hezbollah and Iran’s al-Quds Force aimed at opening a new potential front against Israel in any future conflict.A number of mortars have landed in Israeli territory as a result of spillover fighting over the last several years, raising fears among residents near the border.Israel maintains a policy of holding Damascus responsible for all fire from Syria into Israel regardless of the source of the fire.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

Israeli army introduces Dragon advanced firing system-IDF Dragon Photo: IDF Spokesman-04/09/2016, 16:34-Yuval Azulai-GLOBESONLINE

Elbit Systems Dragon makes it possible for armored vehicles to accurately hit distant targets without exposing soldiers.In recent days, the IDF land forces technology brigade has begun installing the Dragon advanced firing system on Achzarit armored personnel carriers (APCs) used by some infantry forces, and on Puma armored engineering vehicles used by engineering forces.Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) land-based section developed the system according to needs defined by IDF land forces personnel, based on the lessons learned in recent conflicts, including Operation Protective Edge.One of the Dragon's key features is its ability to quickly spot targets in both the day and the night, and under any weather conditions, using cameras installed on the APCs. Once the targets have been spotted, under various battle conditions, the system can deliver a short, accurate, and deadly burst of fire at an effective range of 1,500 meters, while the APC crew remains sheltered inside it, and the soldiers are not exposed on the battlefield.In addition to the cameras providing high-resolution pictures day and night, the system also includes a small radar set enabling it to identify suspects in various theaters of activity, in open areas, and in urban areas. When the suspicious images are spotted, the Dragon makes it possible to lock in on them, and to direct accurate fire against them, while being operated through a computer located inside the APC."It facilitates better performance from an accuracy standpoint," Elbit VP Land and C41 division Boaz Cohen told "Globes." "We brought decades of experience in combat systems for armored vehicles and tanks to the development of the Dragon. In addition, it also enables the APC team to operate it without endangering itself - the system is interfaced with other systems on the APC, and with respect to the other systems, it achieves the required effect with fewer rounds, due to its great accuracy."According to Col. Tal Aharon, head of the maneuvering systems department in the IDF land forces technology division, the Dragon is based on 0.5-mm ammunition, and "can potentially be adapted to other types of ammunition." It is interfaced with another system by Elbit Systems that is constantly updated and has been used by IDF forces for over a decade - the IDF Ground Forces Digitalization program.At this stage, the Dragon is being installed only on Achzarit APCs and Puma armored engineering vehicles, but according to Col Aharon, when enough money is allocated, it can also be installed on other armored vehicles used by the IDF land forces. According to plans by the IDF land forces, the process of installing the new firing system on these vehicles is projected to take two years, and Aharon says that it will be done at a rapid pace "and will significantly upgrade the maneuvering abilities of the Achzarit and the Puma."The new system is being installed on IDF APCs together with the Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS also known at the Katlanit), an older system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. that operates on the same principle - delivering a deadly volley of fire without the forces exposing themselves outside the vehicle. "In absolute terms, the Dragon is at the absolute top of the weapons currently available to the IDF. In this case, the army set very high requirements for the system's accuracy, and did not relent before it got exactly what it wanted," Cohen explained.IDF land forces officers say that one of the main considerations guiding them in the decision-making process for the development and procurement of the Dragon was economic: more systems can be procured for less money, while improving accuracy, which will also save ammunition. As part of tests of various systems, the Dragon proved its capability for hitting targets with a short burst of 3-4 rounds. "This capability enables the forces in the field to significantly shorten the time for closing the circle of fire, without having to move about too much," Aharon said.Testing a new APC-The Dragon firing system is being put into operation simultaneously with other measures for strengthening the IDF land deployment, while adapting its capabilities to the current battle theaters. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense Tank Administration has begun a series of tests in recent months of a new APC for the IDF infantry, which will gradually replace the outmoded M-113.The new APC, called Eitan, will be the first in the IDF based on eight wheels instead of tank tread. Its maximum speed on the road is 90 kilometers per hour, its motor has a 750 horsepower capacity, it can carry 12 soldiers, and it is protected with passive armor systems and is designed to bear an active protection system: either Rafael's Trophy system or Israel Military Industries Ltd.'s (IMI) Iron Fist.Due to the vulnerability of its wheels in various battle scenarios, an automatic mechanism will be installed on the Eitan for inflating the tires in case they are hit by light weapons fire.The price of Eitan is significantly lower than that of the Namer, the APC based on the Merkava tank frame, which was also developed by the Tank Administration. The Eitan's price was not disclosed, but defense sources said when its development was revealed that it was substantially less than that of other APCs, so the Ministry of Defense can procure many of them in the coming years, enabling it to reduce the number of outmoded and vulnerable APC, including the M-113, used by the IDF in battles in the Shuja'iyya neighborhood in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.Extensive use by the IDF of these outmoded APCs, which are not protected against advanced anti-tank missiles, previously resulted in extensive criticism of the Ministry of Defense. An anti-tank missile fired against such an APC in the Shuja'iyya battles caused the death of seven Golani Brigade soldiers.Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 4, 2016.



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