This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A former major in the Israeli Defense Forces has explained why, he believes, the Middle East's premiere democracy suffered so much damage and death from Hamas' decision to launch a terror war against it.
Amir Tsarfati, a respected Israeli commentator and former IDF officer who converted to Christianity, now is a popular podcaster.
He was interviewed by pastor Barry Stagner.
As with other nations that have sustained war attacks, he explains, Israel was over-confident about its own abilities and underestimated its enemy.
And then there was a flood of new high-tech equipment that the terrorists had, raising the possibility that the $6 billion Joe Biden gave to Iran, which likely sponsored the attack, may have allowed the procurement of some of that weaponry.
He said the attackers were able to violate Israel's border without being spotted, and so could attack and kill soldiers assigned to defend it while they were sleeping.
Tsarfati compared the death and destruction to the Holocaust, on a smaller scale.
"Literally Jews paraded in the Main Street and being beaten and being spat on and being you know being tortured. I mean publicly women, children, Holocaust survivors paraded in the streets of Gaza."
He said, "People, we have never seen this before."
He suggested there apparently was the factor that Israel may have "overestimated our abilities and we may have underestimated our enemies' abilities."
He continued, "One of the more heinous elements of this and that is just a wholesale slaughter of young people at a music festival."
"I don't believe we're in the Ezekiel [End Times] War but I do believe that we are on this highway or freeway toward that war. Remember in the Ezekiel war no one comes to help Israel and right now America is helping Israel. America sent the USS Gerald Ford and … B52s."
He warned a key issue is the lack of Israel's ability to intercept communications.
And it's not over, he said.
"Right now every Israeli wants Gaza to be wiped out, you know, and I mean everybody is waking up. This was a very, very, very traumatic event and we're just … and so to your question or to, you know, whatever you said I just want to say that the level of tension is rising in in the Middle East."