Debkafile: “The funerals of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel, Tuesday, July 1, whose parents decided to bury them side by side in Modi’in, midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, was a national event, drawing many tens of thousands of sorrowing sympathizers from every segment of the population. Their anguish over the senseless murders of the three boys shortly after they were kidnapped on June 10 on their way home, was mixed with anger and demands for real retribution.
They will watch him tensely to make good on his vow: “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.”
Opinion: As expected, the Obama State Department is pressuring Israel to use restraint – ignoring that Israel is in a war with Hamas whose sole reason for existence is to kill every Jew.
Prime Minister Netanyahu is a Bible student. He should take a lesson from 1 Samuel 15:1-3.
God instructed King Saul of Israel to kill the Amalekites: “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.”
The command to kill an entire nation and their cattle was not new. God required the Israelites to do so for their protection when they encountered the Canaanite nations to ensure fulfillment of the coming Messiah.
Saul disobeyed God sparing Agag and the best of the animals. In 1 Samuel 1:10-11 God ended the reign of King Saul: “I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My commandments.” And it grieved Samuel, and he cried out to the Lord all night.”
Read the passage again and substitute Hamas for Amalekites. When King Saul allowed Agag to live the bloodline lived as well.
“For the Lord has sworn: The Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”
(Excerpts from Antichrist: The Search for Amalek)