The Civil Administration, which regulates settlements in the West Bank, intends to move an illegally built Israeli settlement, Amona, to neighboring land, but Palestinian owners of that land have come forward to prove their claim of ownership.
In 2014 Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that Amona was built illegally on private Palestinian lands and residents must be evicted within two years. more …
Opinion: Who is entitled to the Land?
Ishmael and his mother were banished (Genesis 21:13) from the land, thereby forfeiting the title deed to his half-brother Isaac.
“And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.” Genesis 25:5
Genesis 25:23-33 records the account of Esau selling the birthright to the land to his brother Jacob for a bowl of red porridge. Esau then hated his brother and vowed to get the land back:
“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
The tiny outpost of Amona is symbolic of the ownership of the land. Palestinians, descendants of Esau, want the land that was given away by their forefather, but like Ishmael it was never intended by God’s covenant with Abraham to be owned by anyone except Jacob (Gen. 15:18-21. 17:7-8, 35:10).
To watch Israeli officials drag Israeli citizens out of their homes and Synagogue is like watching the Genesis account play out right before our eyes.
Edom won this round. But the prophet Malachi 1:4 tells us that it will not be so in the end:
“Even though Edom has said, “We have been impoverished, But we will return and build the desolate places,”
Thus says the Lord of hosts:
“They may build, but I will throw down; They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness,
And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever.” Malachi 1:4
Amona is known as a desolate outpost.
(see our latest book Blood Feud chapter 1 on the home page for more on the land of promise)