The Times of Israel: “Hamas’s chief in Gaza on Friday called violence that has hit Israel and the West Bank in recent days an “intifada” and urged further unrest.
“We are calling for the strengthening and increasing of the intifada… It is the only path that will lead to liberation,” Ismail Haniyeh said during a sermon for weekly Muslim prayers at a mosque in Gaza City.
“Gaza will fulfill its role in the Jerusalem intifada and it is more than ready for confrontation,” he added.”
Opinion: Behold Amalek (Exodus 17:16): Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas chief, is trying to start a third intifada to satisfy his predecessors’ blood lust.
(Intifada 1 and 2 from Antichrist: The Search For Amalek, chapter 10)
“On December 6, 1985 an Israeli citizen was stabbed to death while shopping in the Gaza Strip, which had been under Israeli control since the 1967 war. One day later, four Arab youths were killed in a car accident in Jabalya (northern Gaza).
Rumors spread that the accident was a revenge killing, and three days later an Arab youth was killed by an Israeli soldier after throwing a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli army patrol.
The violence that erupted was led by Arafat’s Fatah party. Joining in on the mayhem were the Popular Front, the Democratic Front, and the Palestine Communist Party.
After four years of violence, including 3,600 Molotov cocktails, one hundred hand grenades, and six hundred assaults, the death toll reached 1,100 Arabs, 1,400 Israeli citizens, and 1,700 Israeli soldiers.
Intifada #2 –
The second intifada began with prime minister Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in 2000, and the bloodshed continued until 2005.
Arafat’s motive to inflict as much cruelty as possible became apparent when his band of thugs turned their attention to murdering women and children.
Like his predecessor Amalek, Arafat seemed to take pleasure in killing women and children. Here are but two examples out of hundreds of documented atrocities:
On January 17, 2002 a Palestinian gunman burst into a bat mitzvah celebration in a banquet hall in Hadera, opening fire on the 180 guests with an M-16 assault rifle, killing six people and injuring thirty-five people. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
On May 27, 2002 a baby girl and her grandmother were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself near an ice cream parlor outside a shopping mall in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv.
The attack injured forty others, some seriously. Once again, Arafat’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
In the time span of five years (2000-2005) the Arab-Palestinian death toll was 4,281 dead, of which 2,038 were civilians.
The Israeli death toll was 1,137 Israelis dead and 8,341 wounded. Of the wounded, 5,676 were civilians while 2,665 were security forces. The majority of casualties were caused by suicide bombers from the terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad.”
The horror of bloodshed and terror will continue until God puts an end to it. An Arab war of epic proportions is described by the prophets Asaph (Psalm 83:1-8), Obadiah (1:18), and Micah 4:11-13. I wonder if all three prophets are speaking of the same war?
11 Now also many nations have gathered against you, Who say, “Let her be defiled, And let our eye look upon Zion.”
12 But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord, Nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 “Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; For I will make your horn iron, And I will make your hooves bronze;
You shall beat in pieces many peoples; I will consecrate their gain to the Lord, And their substance to the Lord of the whole earth.”
While verse 11 may have had partial fulfillment several times over the past 3500 years, “many nations have gathered against you” would also be a good fit with the 10 nation alliance of Psalm 83:1-8 and the battle cry “They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
In verse 13 “You shall beat in pieces many peoples“ would fit perfectly with Obadiah 1:18 “… And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau.”