YNet News: “While Israel’s leadership is busy exhausting itself arguing over Hamas’s tunnel digging in Gaza in 2014, they are missing—or perhaps ignoring—a major threat the terror organization is preparing in the West Bank.
This political threat, which very well might pose obstacles to Israel’s operations in the West Bank, can’t be destroyed using technological measures.
Hamas is about to take over the municipal centers of power in the West Bank in a legal and democratic way in several weeks time as part of its plan to take over the entire Palestinian Authority—but we, as we always do, may have missed the train yet again.”
Opinion: Flush with $70 million from the Christian charity World Vision scandal, and from Iranian Obamacash, Hamas appears ready to try for a Palestinian takeover of the West Bank.
Unlike the cunningly deceptive terrorist Mahmoud Abbas, who convinced progressive left leaders that he is a moderate, Hamas overtly declares its intentions to wipe out every Jew in the holy land.
They even said so in their covenant:
“Or struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious and calls for the eventual creation of an Islamic state in Palestine, in place of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and the obliteration or dissolution of Israel.”
If Hamas defeats Fatah in the October 8 elections, the danger for Jews in the West Bank will ratchet to new heights, as Palestinian/Hamas territory would grow ten-fold.
Even more daunting is that the West Bank borders Jerusalem. Instead of rockets raining down on the small towns on the Gaza border, the most populous centers of Israel would be under threat, as well as the Holy City.
If the elections swing towards Hamas, Bible students should watch for the beginning of two prophecies:
Psalm 83:6-8, (pre-tribulation) lists both Edom (West Bank-Judea and Samaria) and Philistia (Gaza) as part of an alliance that will attack Israel.
Zechariah 14:2 (post-tribulation) takes place just before the return of Christ.