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Former Palestinian sniper says revival starting among Gazans

More than 200 Gazans recently accepted Christ, according to Taysir “Tass” Abu Saada, a former Palestinian sniper who is now a Christian and lives in the Kansas City area.

“Many Muslims are looking for an alternative to Islam,” he told CBN News. “My team is, naturally, sharing Christ. So we are looking at a good revival going on already in the Gaza Strip.”

Hamas terrorists carried out the savage massacre of hundreds of Israeli civilians on last October 7, marking the start of the Israel-Hamas War. Many Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been caught in the crosshairs. Evidence has shown how Hamas has prevented evacuations of Palestinian civilians, keeping them in harm’s way and using them as civilian shields against Israeli attacks that are intended to target terrorists, As a result, the Hamas-run government of Gaza claims more than 24,000 people have been killed there since the war began, and thousands more are injured or presumed dead.

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Saada, a former aide to the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, said the Holy Spirit already is changing Palestinian hearts through dreams and visions “Despite the destruction that is taking place, I believe God has a purpose to get the Palestinians in Gaza (to) wake up and look at a different alternative to what they believe,” he said.

Saada said he believes hearts are turning to Jesus and confirmed a report late last year that hundreds of Gazans encountered Jesus in their sleep.

“I have a report from one of my team members that 200 Gazans gave their heart to Jesus in one lump sum,” he said. “The Lord appeared to them in visions and dreams and they were hugging each other and rejoicing. [They] realized all of them had the same vision that each one of them had. Obviously, the Lord is doing his work and the believers in the land are doing their work.”

Saada’s book about his dramatic conversion is available at

Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life: Saada, Tass, Merrill, Dean: 9781414334448: Amazon.com: Books

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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