GAZA WAR UPDATE, Day #28: 10,000 attend funeral for Messianic Jewish soldier killed in combat in Gaza.


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First Sergeant Shai Kushnir, a Jewish believer in Jesus who died in combat in Gaza this weekend. (Source: Israel Today) First Sergeant Shai Kushnir, a Jewish believer in Jesus who died in combat in Gaza this weekend. (Source: Israel Today)

(Denver, Colorado) — On Day #28 of the Gaza war, “Messianic Jews around the country are mourning after one of their young soldiers was killed in action last week,” reports Israel Today. “First Sergeant Shai Kushnir, who grew up in a youth group at a Messianic congregation in the Haifa area, was killed during operations along the Gaza border.”

“Messianic Jews” believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the long-awaited Messiah in fulfillment of ancient Hebrew prophecy and follow Him for salvation. There are presently about 15,000 Messianic Jews in Israel — many of whom serve faithfully in the IDF — and upwards of 300,000 around the world. 

“Over ten thousand came to pay their respects to Shai and the family, including two mayors from the Greater Haifa area, IDF generals and commanders…

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