JPost: Ali Mohammed Al-Qaisi, a Palestinian prisoner serving 21 years for security offenses in an Israeli prison, became a father for the third time — even though he has not seen his wife, Haifa, for a year. She gave birth to a boy, Ghaith, using Ali’s sperm, which was smuggled out of the prison.

After a wife manages to obtain the sperm, she delivers it to the Razan Fertility Center in Nablus, which pioneered in vitro fertilization treatment in the West Bank.

Gaith is reportedly the 63rd Palestinian child born in this manner. more …

OpinionSamuel also said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LordThus 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.” 1 Samuel 15:1-3

These verses have been debated by Christians, Bible teachers, and non-believers for over 3000 years. Bible skeptics are fond of asking “What kind of God would order the killing of men, women, children, even animals?”

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob foreknew that the Amalekites: men, women, children and even the animals, must be destroyed. He had commanded it to Moses in accordance with Leviticus 27:28-29.

God foreknew that the descendants of Esau and his illegitimate grandson would try to kill every Israelite to covet Esau’s squandered birthright of the title deed to the promised land, and that Amalek would be a murderous thorn in Israel’s side in every generation (Ex. 17:16).

Saul Disobeys God 

“But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed” 1 Samuel 15:9.

There would be no more chances for Saul:

Samuel said:  “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”

Because of Saul’s disobedience, the blood of Esau spread throughout the world, even to this day in the heart of the promised land.

The blood Feud over the birthright continues in what could be the last generation of Edomites/Amalekites (Ex 17:14; Isa. 63:1-3).

(Excerpt from our ebook ‘Blood Feud’ chapter 5 here)