This week, under tremendous world pressure as always, Israel eased the restrictions with the Gaza Blockade. This was another in a long line of forced concessions that will only lead to further bloodshed. Be assured, Hamas is now entrenched as a political power in Gaza and will not easily be removed. As a puppet entity of Iran, Hamas will soon renew its call to remove Israel from the face of the earth. Expect a new and terrible round of terrorism, rocket launches, and general mayhem.
Even though the world has lined up against Israel, the Jews will be only be pushed so far before an overwhelming response against Hamas in Gaza becomes necessary. Ezekiel tells us how it will turn out.
"And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom (Jordan) by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath, and they shall know my vengeance, declares the Lord God....Behold, I will stretch out my hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites and destroy the rest of the seacoast. I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. They they will know that I am the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon them." Ezekiel 25:13-14, 16-17 also read Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 9
The Palestinians in Gaza are not the Philistines. That people group is long dead. However, the people of Gaza live on the land represented by the Philistines. God is going to use Israel to rebuke the surrounding nations, including the ancient land of the Philistines now ruled by the terrorist organization Hama. No read a portion of an editorial by Barry Rubin that spells it out in a secular way.
What does Israel give up? The entire strategy of trying to reduce Gaza’s economy and the rewards that Hamas can give its supporters. In other words, while Hamas’s military capacity is kept as low as possible, it can stay in power for decades. While this represents a considerable “retreat,” it is not so meaningful in practice since – as noted above – nobody is going to allow Israel to overthrow the regime in Gaza.So this is the future: A revolutionary Islamist statelet, a long-term outpost of Iran, a base for spreading terrorism and subversion, a source for genocidal anti-Semitic propaganda has been established on the shores of the Mediterranean. For all practical purposes, one could have made this declaration two or four years ago. Now it is clear.Some people might find the above paragraph controversial. But it is all obvious.Hamas will be in power in the Gaza Strip for a long time. Who is going to remove it? It is a client of Iran. Certainly it is under embargo for arms, but it functions a lot like an independent state for practical purposes. It will return to war against Israel at the first opportunity. It teaches its people to kill Jews and to be terrorists.That doesn’t mean all Gazans support it, but those who don’t can do nothing about it.Moreover, the Hamas regime receives indirect aid because the Palestinian Authority pays much of its civil service, and Western projects are designed to help its people.Yes, of course there are limits on what it can do, given its size and the pressure still put on by Egypt and Israel. But this is an accurate description. Putting it bluntly sounds harsh, but the reality is harsh.And what could be more ironic than the fact that Western governments, frantic for an Israeli-Palestinian peace, have just helped put one more gigantic roadblock in the way? Even without Hamas ruling almost half of those under Palestinian rule, the PA probably wouldn’t be able to make peace. The consolidation of a Hamas state makes that inability a certainty.While a change in Israeli policy can be said to mark this new era, the outcome should not be blamed on the government, since the situation was made inevitable by Western policy. The world has no idea what it has done, or how much blood will flow as a result of this failure. People will write about this being true in five or 10 years.You are reading about it right now.
Jimmy Root Jr
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