The Times of Israel: “Young Palestinian children participating in a festival in the Gaza Strip this week wore military fatigues, and brandished toy knives and machine guns as they performed a play simulating violence against Israelis.
One short clip of the play aired on Channel 2 on Tuesday shows a young girl armed with a knife attempting to free a Palestinian prisoner from Israeli jail by stabbing the guards. She is shot and falls to the ground amid cries and screams from the audience. Other little girls then approach and cry over her “body.”
Opinion: The evil that has plagued the chosen people came from inside Abraham’s own family. It is relentless.
A few examples:
- Exodus 17:8-16 War with Amalek (Esau’s grandson) at Rephidim
- 2 Chronicles 20: 1, 23-24 War with Edom (Esau), Ammon and Moab (sons of Abraham’s nephew Lot)
- Judges 7:19-23 Gideon’s (son of Abraham and Keturah) battle with the Midianites
- Esther 9:1-5 The descendants of Esau in Persia
The same enemy of Israel is evident in 7 Arab/Egyptian wars since 1948:
- 1948 War of Independence
- 1956 Sinai War
- 1967 Six-Day War
- 1968 War of Attrition
- 1973 Yom Kippur War
- 2006 Lebanon War
- 2014 War with Hamas
The same enemy will come against Israel in the future:
- Psalm 83
- Ezekiel 38
And the promise of victory that God gave to Moses, Jehoshaphat, Gideon, and Esther will be again:
“Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you” 2 Chronicles 2:14-17.
“Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.” Luke 21:32
That generation is us.