“There are people close to our target,” the pilot carrying out the mission is heard saying in the clip. “It looks like there are people, possibly children in our targeted area.”
An operator responds: “We are not going to strike this target now, let’s move on.”
Opinion: This is not going to get me the humanitarian of the year award, but the children were in the vicinity because Hamas wanted them killed to influence world opinion against the Jew.
When I was a young Christian, I thought that the command to kill the all the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:1-3) seemed unusually harsh. How could a loving God order the deaths of men, women, children and livestock?
The Lord selected the line of Jacob to bring His Son into the world; the line of Esau is His sworn enemy.
And there are no redeeming qualities in the descendants of Esau. No religion acknowledges Esau as its patriarch, even though his lineage is from Isaac and Abraham. No people group esteem Esau - and the God of the universe singled out Esau as the only person in the Bible that He hated (Malachi 1:2-3).
Esau is the root of Antichrist throughout history. Amalek, his grandson, was the first to draw Jewish blood (specifically target the Jew).
“Because the LORD has sworn: The LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation” Exodus 17:16.
Nothing has changed. It has been determined by God to be this way.