GUEST: SOEREN KERN, Geopolitical Analyst and Writing Fellow for Middle East Forum

In what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others are calling “Israel’s 9/11”, Hamas, a militant Islamist group based in Gaza, a small but densely populated Palestinian territory in southwest Israel, launched a deadly attack this past Saturday which has killed more than 1200 Israelis.

Israel immediately declared war, clearing Israeli towns of Hamas and bombarding Gaza. Now Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are staging massive numbers of troops for a potential ground invasion of Gaza, which would present a very difficult urban battle that would include clearing hundreds of miles of underground tunnels.

The potential for escalation is high, as Israel is surrounded by those who seek her destruction and eagerly await any opportunity to do so.

Soeren Kern, Christian geopolitical analyst and writing fellow for Middle East Forum, is an expert on Islam. He joins us this weekend to explain many of the issues surrounding this war and how it sets the stage for the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.