The Times of Israel: “On Wednesday afternoon, just hours after three Palestinian youths from Qabatiya carried out a horrific terror attack at Damascus Gate in which Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, 19, was killed, Abbas met in the same office with parents of several young Palestinian terrorists who had murdered Israelis — terrorists whose bodies had not been returned. He promised to rebuild the families’ homes, which Israeli security troops had demolished.
It may be that Abbas sees such a promise as a humanitarian gesture, perhaps an act of mercy, toward the families. But he must know how his words and deeds would be interpreted in Palestinian and Israeli society: as an act of solidarity and support for terrorists’ actions in a week that those three young men, from families that are strong supporters of Fatah, went on a killing spree outside Jerusalem’s Old City, and a Palestinian Authority police officer tried to kill three young soldiers.
Plainly, this is no way to build peace; nor is it any way to convey a message against violence and terrorism.”
Opinion: “Oh, how Esau shall be searched out!” Obadiah 1:6 reminds his readers that Esau is deceptive. He will cleverly act like a peace maker will sliding a knife in an unsuspecting belly.
In October 2015, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, whose term ended in 2009, launched this latest campaign of terror by lying to his people about Jewish action on the Temple Mount.
He said that Jews had “no right to desecrate (the Temple Mount) with their filthy feet,” he continued, “Each drop of blood that was spilled in Jerusalem is pure blood as long as it’s for the sake of Allah. Every martyr will be in heaven.”
The Knife Intifada, like so many other atrocities, was launched over a lie.
Abbas has fooled progressive leaders and journalists who have him as labeled a moderate despite his role as deputy to one of the most heinous murderers of the 20th century, Yasser Arafat. Abbas was the financier of the 1972 Munich Massacre and helped plan and implement two previous intifadas and is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent Israeli citizens.
In case anyone thinks that Abbas and his ilk will get away with violence against his brother Jacob, Obadiah assures us that the day of reckoning is coming.
“For violence against your brother Jacob, Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever.” Obadiah 1:10
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