No Ceasefire in Jerusalem as Violence Continues

Palestinians gesture during a protest against comments by French President Emmanuel Macron defending cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, outside the Dome of the Rock in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, in the Old City of Jerusalem, on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP)

JPost: Monday’s stabbing attack in Jerusalem shows that the situation in the city remains tense despite the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, which went into effect four days ago. That’s because the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have an interest in keeping Jerusalem in the headlines – each for its own reasons.

The tensions, which began on the first day of Ramadan, are unlikely to abate quickly in the aftermath of the ceasefire.

The ceasefire does not mean that the “battle for Jerusalem” has ended, PA and Hamas leaders said over the past few days.
They have even urged the Palestinians in the city to continue the “popular uprising” until Israel rescinds the court decision to evict a number of families from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and stops its “provocations” against al-Aqsa Mosque.

The “provocations” refer mainly to visits by Jews to the Temple Mount compound. Read More …

Opinion: And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” Luke 21:24

Gentile domination of Jerusalem began in 586 BC when the Babylonian army under King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Solomon’s Temple, and took the city and the select Jews under captivity for 70 years.

In that siege the descendants of Esau helped the Babylonians. The smallest book in the Bible, Obadiah, recounts the horror and God’s indictment:

But you should not have gazed on the day of your brother In the day of his captivity” Obadiah 1:12.

“You should not have entered the gate of My people In the day of their calamity.” Obadiah 1:13.

You should not have stood at the crossroads To cut off those among them who escaped” Obadiah 1:14.

The fall of Jerusalem will happen again (Zech:14:1-2) just before the return of Messiah to restore the city. When that happens, Esau’s descendants will be dealt with.

When Jesus returns, He first goes to Edom (Isaiah 63:1-3) when Obadiah 1:18 is fulfilled:

“The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph a flame;
But the house of Esau shall be stubble;
They shall kindle them and devour them,
And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau,”
For the Lord has spoken.”

That’s when it will end.