Algemeiner: The United States on Wednesday expressed deep concerns over the eruption of fresh violence in the West Bank, including an Israeli military raid that left 11 Palestinians dead and an attempted terror attack hours later.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 11 Palestinians were killed and at least 100 wounded – with five in critical condition – after the Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Nablus. Later on Wednesday evening, reports emerged of an attempted terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Homesh and at the Qalandiya crossing. There were no casualties.
Meanwhile, a source connected to the Hamas terror group in Gaza told i24NEWS that militants in the Strip were discussing how hard they should attack Israel – rather than if they should attack – as Egyptian officials were reportedly failing to convince the Palestinian enclave’s Islamic Jihad to not engage in escalation.
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price confirmed that the Israeli army’s “counterterrorism” operation had killed and wounded both militants and bystanders, and left more than 100 hurt.
“The United States is extremely concerned by the levels of violence in Israel and the West Bank today,” Price said. “We recognize the very real security concerns facing Israel. At the same time, we are deeply concerned by the large number of injuries and the loss of civilian lives.” Read More …
Opinion: “If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel“, PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Have you noticed that it is Arabs who start the mayhem while Jews bury their dead and then respond?
This one-way ‘cycle’ of violence has been in progress since the time of Moses:
“You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land.” Deuteronomy 23:7
If world leaders got out a Bible that clearly shows the beginning of the violence, and the final outcome, they would stop using ridiculous platitudes that only lead to more violence.
One more time:
- It began in the womb (Genesis 25:23-26)
- It escalated over the birthright (Genesis 25:29-34)
- It continues through the generations (Genesis 27:41; Exodus 17:16)
- It is prophesied to escalate in the last days (Malachi 1:1-4)
- It can and will be ended by Jesus Christ (Isaiah 63:1-3; Obadiah 1:18)