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Russia, Hezbollah Condemn Israeli Airstrike In Syria



DAMASCUS- Russia has expressed its concern at an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria that left four dead and two injured says the BBC. Various reports about the airstrike differ in details, while Israel remains silent about its action.

Sources told Reuters on Wednesday that Israeli warplanes had bombed a convoy near Syria's border with Lebanon, apparently targeting weapons destined for Hezbollah, in what some called a warning to Damascus not to arm the Lebanese Islamist militant group. Syria has denied this and said that it was a research facility and not a convoy that had been struck.

"If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the UN Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, according to Reuters.

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Assad with Medvedev. Photo: Kremlin

Russia has continually refused to denounce Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the 22-month conflict that has killed more than 60,000 people.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Hezbollah has also criticized the move in a statement: "Hezbollah strongly condemns this new Zionist aggression on Syria,” the group said, calling for "wide-scale condemnation from the international community."

Israeli officials have warned in recent weeks that they would not tolerate any transfer of Syrian weapons to Islamist militants such as Hezbollah reports Voice Of America. Amnon Sofin, the former head of the Mossad Israeli intelligence service, says Israel's greatest concern is that Syrian chemical weapons could come under control of Hezbollah militants along the Lebanese border.

Israel had informed the U.S. of its plans to attack a military target inside Syria prior to the strike said a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity to the New York Times late on Wednesday.

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Should Christians Be Scared Of Horror Movies?

Horror films have a complicated and rich history with christian themes and influences, but how healthy is it for audiences watching?

Should Christians Be Scared Of Horror Movies?

"The Nun II" was released on Sept. 2023.

Joseph Holmes

“The Nun II” has little to show for itself except for its repetitive jump scares — but could it also be a danger to your soul?

Christians have a complicated relationship with the horror genre. On the one hand, horror movies are one of the few types of Hollywood films that unapologetically treat Christianity (particularly Catholicism) as good.

“The Exorcist” remains one of the most successful and acclaimed movies of all time. More recently, “The Conjuring” franchise — about a wholesome husband and wife duo who fight demons for the Catholic Church in the 1970s and related spinoffs about the monsters they’ve fought — has more reverent references to Jesus than almost any movie I can think of in recent memory (even more than many faith-based films).

The Catholic film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus once mentioned that one of the few places where you can find substantial positive Catholic representation was inhorror films.

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