Abbas Won’t Condemn Recent Killings, Won’t Take Calls From World Leaders

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BIN: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that change darkness into light, and light into darkness.” Isaiah 5:20 (The Israel Bible™)

“President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has refused to speak out condemning the horrific murders of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist in her bed on Thursday, and Rabbi Miki Mark, a father of ten who was killed on Friday when terrorists shot at his car as he drove with his family south of Hebron.

Abbas did not make a public statement in response to the killings. He has refused requests from Israeli and world leaders who have asked him to speak out in condemnation of the terror attacks. According to a Channel 2 report, Abbas is even refusing to take some of the calls.

The Fatah leader is also suppressing news of the terror attacks, ordering Palestinian media outlets which are loyal to his government to keep the murders out of their headlines.”

Opinion: Abbas must be holding his breath until he turns blue over the long-awaited report released Friday by the international Middle East Quartet (United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations).

The report blames both the Israelis and Palestinians for the stalled peace process:

“Continuing violence, recent acts of terrorism against Israelis, and incitement to violence are fundamentally incompatible with advancing a peaceful two-state solution and are greatly exacerbating mistrust between the communities.”

In the mind of an Edomite, and unfortunately many Christians, the blessing of the land by the patriarch Isaac was intended by God for Esau despite God’s word in Genesis 25:23 to the contrary:

“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”

The deception that Rebekah dreamed up to deceive Isaac did not change the fact that Esau, the elder twin, sold his birthright to his brother Jacob (Gen 35:10) for a bowl of soup.

And the conflict over that bowl of soup is still unresolved today:

“And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.” Genesis 27:41