Germany Turns on Hamas and Iran

German prosecutors arrested Abdelhamid al-A., Mohammed B. and Ibrahim al-R. on December 14 for conducting terrorist activity within Hamas. German authorities reported that the men were planning to retrieve weapons from an underground depot, readying them for attacks on Jewish institutions inside Europe.

These arrests, along with other German actions since Hamas’s October 7 massacre in Israel, reveal the beginning of a shift in German relations in the Middle East.

Past cooperation: For years, Germany has tolerated terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. This was largely because Germany and Iran (the main sponsor of Hamas and Hezbollah) had a deal to allow Iran-backed terrorists to operate within Germany, as long as they didn’t attack Germany or its neighbors. Der Spiegel wrote on Friday:

For Hamas members, Germany had generally been viewed as a safe haven and as a country where it could collect funds for acts of terror against Israel.

German shift: Since October 7, Germany has supported Israel—not Hamas or Iran—in several major ways. On November 2, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz banned all Hamas activity in the country.

Since October 7, Israel has increasingly sought German help and American aid.

The Trumpet said: The Trumpet has predicted this shift in geopolitical relations for decades. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry writes in his booklet Hosea—Reaping the Whirlwind: “Hosea prophesies that [Israel] will go to Germany for help. Why? Because America … can be of no help at that point!”

How was Mr. Flurry able to make such an accurate prediction? Because it was foretold millenniums ago in the Holy Bible. In addition to predicting today’s trends, the Bible tells where the German-Israeli partnership will lead.

Learn more: Read “As You Watch Gaza—Watch Germany.”