Arutz Sheva: “One-sided ‘sign of goodwill’ offered by Israel, even as Hamas refuses to discuss returning two fallen IDF soldiers’ bodies for now.
As truce talks in Cairo continued Sunday ahead of the five-day ceasefire extension ending Monday at midnight, Israel preempted any agreement by unilaterally offering Gaza a concession and lifting a ban on fishing in the Hamas enclave.”
Opinion: In our book Antichrist: The Search for Amalek we quote Jimmy De Young’s 2006 post on what the Bible says of the Palestinian people:
“The prophet Malachi records that God says the borders of the people of Amalek, the Palestinians of today, would be the borders of wickedness; that’s Malachi 1:4. Ezekiel says that the Amalekites will kill the Jews in the Last Days and try to take their land from them; that’s Ezekiel 35. Jeremiah says that the Amalekites will be destroyed and be as if they had never been; Jeremiah 49:18:
“As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah And their neighbors,” says the Lord, “No one shall remain there (Edom-Mt. Seir), Nor shall a son of man dwell in it.”
Mt. Seir today is known today as the Shara range of southern Jordan, where the city of Petra is located. In Biblical times this was the land where Esau settled after separating from his brother Jacob.
As Jeremiah prophesied, Biblical Edom today became populated with wild animals and birds (instead of people).
At the beginning of the Babylonian Captivity Esau’s descendants were pushed from Seir into southern Judea which was named Idumea by the Romans. The Lord admonished the Edomites for jeering at their brother as the Jews were led off by Nebuchadnezzar’s army.
“In the day that you stood on the other side—In the day that strangers carried captive his forces, When foreigners entered his gates And cast lots for Jerusalem—Even you were as one of them. “But you should not have gazed on the day of your brother In the day of his captivity; Nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah In the day of their destruction; Nor should you have spoken proudly In the day of distress.” Obadiah 1:11-12
Edom today is the place where the descendants of Esau make a tumult: West Bank and Gaza.