19 Oct 2020

The Enemy Never Sleeps

We don’t hear as much from the PLO (“PNA”) these days. Not after the transformative work of Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump. They have sidelined the iconic terror group. The move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli, the cutting off of payments to PLO terrorists…all these things and much more have marginalized a group of killers that had been legitimized (even lionized) by Western diplomats. Arafat slept in the Lincoln Bedroom!

Anyone that reads this space regularly knows, though, that I feel the Palestinian issue will be a major trigger of end-times events. They are not just going to go away. What is happening is that Trump and Bibi are keeping them at bay.

But Western leaders are not leaders-for-life, as they are in the East, in the Middle East. After a few years, they will reappear, the terror chiefs, and we will be on to the next “land for peace” deal.

While Israel and America enjoy historically great leaders, Europe is in a death spiral, pandering to the Muslim invaders/immigrants. They continue to criticize Israel. They continue to pass resolutions condemning Israeli sovereignty.

And their friends in the Middle East keep on keeping on.

Just this month, there has been a beehive of activity in Gaza and the PA Territories, attacking Israel physically and ideologically.

“On October 8, 2020, a delegation of senior Hamas figures, including Musa Abu Marzouq, a member of the Hamas political bureau, and Husam Badran, arrived in Moscow for a visit lasting several days. The delegation met with a number of senior Russian officials, among the Mikhail Bogdanov, deputy foreign minister and presidential envoy to the Middle East. The Russians expressed support for the internal Palestinian reconciliation, saying that a successful reconciliation would help advance a resolution of the conflict. The Russians also expressed willingness to host a meeting of all the Palestinian organizations. Reportedly, the meeting with the Hamas delegation was the first step towards a joint meeting of Hamas and Fatah with senior Russian government officials (al-Sharq al-Awsat, Hamas website, October 9, 2020).”

Notice this meeting took place in Moscow! The Russians (and Turkey) are working mischief when it comes to Israel. Putin will always reach out to terrorists. He himself is a totalitarian. Israel watches warily.

And within Israel, the bloodthirsty Palestinian Islamic Jihad is celebrating.

The PIJ marked its 33rd anniversary. The Hamas movement congratulated the PIJ and its leader, Ziyad al-Nakhalah, saying the organization played an important role in the liberation of Palestine. Hamas added that the military wings of both organizations, along with all the other organizations, were united in their struggle against Israel (Hamas website, October 5, 2020).

Abu Muhammad, a member of the military council of the Jerusalem Brigades, the PIJ’s military wing, claimed the military wing could inflict damage on Israel and would continue to develop its military capabilities (Filastin al-Yawm, October 6, 2020. Abu Hamza, spokesman for the PIJ’s military wing, wrote a threatening open letter to Israel in which he said that in the next battle Israel’s vital, sensitive sites would be targeted (Jerusalem Brigades website, October 6, 2020).

Ziyad al-Nakhalah, PIJ leader, gave an online speech at the conference held to mark the organization’s anniversary.

“Among his themes were the following (al-Mayadeen, October 6, 2020):

“A threat to Israel: He noted the commitment of his organization to jihad and ‘resistance’] i.e., terrorism] saying that thanks to the ‘resistance’ the PIJ could attack Israel’s capital [i.e., Tel Aviv] and all its ‘settlements’ [i.e., cities, towns and communities]. He also said that the PIJ had proved it could attain new achievements and that Israel’s targeted killings did not scare it.

The internal Palestinian reconciliation: The PIJ had participated in the meeting of the organizations’ leaders because it understood the will of the Palestinian people, but that did not mean they had abandoned their principles. He said the PIJ wanted to be part of the PLO but on the condition that the PLO would not recognize the State of Israel and would renege on all previous agreements signed with it. He also said they would participate in PLO elections if they were held separately from the Palestinian Legislative Council elections. He said that at the present time the ‘resistance’ had to be the top priority (al-Mayadeen, October 6, 2020).”

Palestine has been liberated? Sensitive sites will be targeted? No Israel recognition?

What madness lies at the heart of the Palestinian leadership? No one has liberated Palestine except Israel! And if the Jewish sites “sensitive sites” were targeted? That enemy would cease to exist. Finally, we recognize Israel. God recognizes His people. They are engraved on the palms of His hands.

My irritation with the PLO is with me too much. In fact, I should pray more (regularly) for these deluded people, both for their futile attempts to erase Israel and for their spiritual health. Pray that these people would recognize the Prince of Peace, before it is too late for them.