Arutz Sheva: “The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Monday blasted Israel for its “settlement attack” and threatened to force a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria on Israel.
In a statement, the PA’s Foreign Ministry condemned the “the institutional settlement attack on the land of the State of Palestine,” and especially in the old city of Hevron, as was evident in what the statement described as “the break-in of the settlers into two houses and forcefully taking over them while being secured by the occupation’s army.
In an appeal to the international community, the PA Foreign Ministry asked that a more vigorous approach be adopted to force Israel to “end the occupation of Palestinian land” and to stop the settlement and Israel’s unilateral steps.”
Opinion: Nothing happens in a vacuum. Judea and Samaria, called the West Bank by non-Jews, is the home of the descendants of Esau, whom God called Edom (Genesis 36:1).
Esau has the distinction of being the only person in the Bible of whom God said in Malachi 1:1-3 that He hated.
Esau violated the gift that God gave to the first-born by selling his birthright to his brother Jacob for a bowl of red stew. Esau then violated the law on marriage by taking his wives from the Canaanite tribes, mixing Jewish blood with Gentile.
Out of that disobedience came the hatred that is still lurking in the West Bank today. In ancient times, the area was named Idumea by the Romans because of the preponderance of Edomites living there.
That is how long this hate of the Jews has been festering.
The Pharisees were from Judea explaining Jesus’ 7 woes (Matthew 26:1-36), and so was the apostle who betrayed Jesus. Iscariot is derived from a town in Judea called Kerioth (map below).
The 20th century headquarters of Yasser Arafat, one of the most heinous murderers of Jews, was located there as is Mahmoud Abbas, the current head of the terror group Fatah.
Foolish men, presidents, and kings have tried to solve this hatred. The current idea is a two-state solution that would hand East Jerusalem, where the Temple Mount is located, to Mahmoud Abbas and his henchmen.
The reason they want it is because the Temple is the heart and soul of Judaism, where the presence of God resided among His chosen people, and to where Jesus will be coming back, making it Satan’s primary target of destruction. Israel is the apple of God’s eye, Zechariah 2:8.
As the days grow short, a third temple, allowed by Antichrist, is on the horizon. No one knows how it will happen but there are 7 prophecies that demand that it will.
- Ezekiel 37:26-28
- Daniel 9:27
- Micah 4:1-7
- Zechariah 6:12
- Matthew 24:15
- 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
- Revelation 11:1-2
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