Willing Ignorance in Government :: By Daymond Duck

Concerning the death of too many Palestinians in Gaza, on May 15, 2024, Israel released video (taken by an Israeli drone) of a Hamas terrorist at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) humanitarian aid warehouse in Rafah shooting at Palestinian civilians.

In addition to the video of the Hamas terrorist shooting at Palestinians, other armed Hamas terrorists were videoed inside the UNRWA compound.

Israel Katz (Israel’s Foreign Minister) said no lie from António Guterres, UN secretary-general, and Philippe Lazzarini, commissioner general of UNRWA, will hide the truth: “UNRWA is an arm of the terrorist organization Hamas. Lazzarini must resign!”

(My Opinion: UN officials make themselves willingly ignorant of UNRWA ties to Hamas.)

(More: The idea that the land from the river to the sea is Palestinian land is another lie, and the UN knows it. History, archaeology, and the Bible confirm that it has been part of Israel for thousands of years. There has never been a nation called Palestine, and the UN knows it, but it is willingly ignorant of this fact.)

(More: In early May, the UN started reporting a significantly lower death toll of Palestinians in Gaza. The revised UN number is almost half the original UN number because the UN was reporting what Hamas was saying without verifying it. The near 50% drop is alarming, and the UN is scrambling to explain it away.)

(More: Pres. Biden was going by the fake Hamas numbers when he delayed the shipment of bombs and weapons to Israel. Many Jews in the U.S. are shocked, and some are beginning to shift their campaign contributions from the Democrats to the Republicans. Also, some large Jewish contributors have notified some Universities that they are reconsidering their contributions to them. But think about it: Biden says Israel must be more precise in its bombing raids, so the bombs he is withholding from Israel are precision-guided bombs. He is making himself willingly ignorant of the threat Hamas poses to Israel to placate Muslim voters in the U.S.)

(FYI: On May 16, the U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a bi-partisan bill that compels the Biden administration to ship the precision-guided bombs and weapons to Israel quickly. The bill is not expected to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate, but Biden said he will veto it if it does. The fake death toll has impacted the White House and Senate.)

(My opinion: It is not surprising that people who can’t tell the difference between a man and a woman don’t tell the truth. Willing ignorance is a sign of the end of the age; II Pet. 3:1-9.)

Here are recent stories that seem to indicate that the end of the age is near.

One, concerning the prosecution of Israel for genocide: on May 17, 2024, a veteran war crimes prosecutor with 38 years of experience said:

  • Hamas can be considered a genocidal group because its stated goal is to murder Jews and because its leaders keep saying they will repeat Oct. 7, 2023, until they have destroyed Israel.
  • Most of the world’s nations have signed the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and that obligates them to prevent genocide as well as to not do it and to see that it is punished.
  • Israel not only has the right to eliminate Hamas, but it is obligated to do so by the Genocide Convention, and all the nations that signed it are obligated to do so by international law.

(My opinion: If this so-called expert on international law is right, every nation that signed the Genocide Convention – and most have – is obligated to prevent Hamas from destroying Israel, but they seem to be making themselves willingly ignorant of their obligation.)

Two, concerning hatred for Israel and efforts to undermine the Israeli government: the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor has requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Min. Netanyahu, his defense minister, and 3 leaders of Hamas (Yahya Sinwar, Ishmail Haniyeh, and Mohammed Al-Masri.)

The ICC prosecutor may get the warrants, and he may not, but he has no authority to enter Israel to arrest anyone.

In a letter to Netanyahu on Apr. 25, 2024, Israel’s Finance Min. said:

  • In recent years, the Palestinian Authority has been promoting a series of unilateral moves against Israel in international bodies.
  • This is an effort to isolate Israel, to harm the IDF and the economy, and to impose a unilateral recognition of a terrorist state in Judea and Samaria and Gaza on Israel.
  • You (Netanyahu) must publicly and unequivocally announce that if these unilateral moves are advanced, Israel will sever all ties with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and bring about its immediate downfall, and will extend its immediate and unilateral sovereignty over all the territories of Judea and Samaria.
  • Unilateral steps will be met with unilateral steps.

He also threatened to cease all money transfers to the PA should an arrest warrant be issued for any Israeli civilian or soldier or if the UN recognizes a Palestinian state.

He added that this includes sanctioning any Israeli bank that transfers funds to the PA.

If arrest warrants are issued for Netanyahu and Israel’s defense min., look for Israel to retaliate.

Three, concerning Pres. Biden’s efforts to undermine Israel in Gaza: on May 17, 2024, it was reported that 157 leaders of Christian groups in the U.S. have sent a letter to Biden expressing their disappointment in him and warning that his actions are encouraging enemies of the United States and Israel.

Four, concerning hatred for Israel at the end of the age: on May 16, 2024, it was reported that the LA County Board of Supervisors passed a bill to pay for attorneys and resources to defend pro-Palestinian protestors at UCLA.

Taxpayers will have to pay the legal fees and other costs of dozens of people who promoted an established lie.

Five, concerning the coming global economic collapse: on May 15, 2024, Harold Turner (Hal Turner Radio Show) reported that Cuba’s economy has collapsed, customers bank accounts are empty, ATMs are empty, bank vaults are empty, all the money has been removed from all the banks, and citizens are rioting.

This won’t cause a global economic collapse, but it is a good indicator of what might happen in other countries when leaders decide to switch to a digital currency system.

Turner recommends that citizens not have all their money in banks.

If it happened in Cuba, it could happen in other countries.

(More: on May 16, 2024, Hal Turner reported that China, normally a major holder of U.S. debt, has reduced its holdings by $53.3 billion in the first quarter of 2024.)

Six, while Pres. Biden was trying to force the Two-State Solution on Israel, on May 16, 2024, severe winds (80-117 mph) tore through Texas, toppled powerlines, toppled trees, broke windows, and left about one million people without electricity.

Seven people were killed, and there was major destruction in downtown Houston.

(More: on May 19, 2024, 100 mph winds and baseball-size hail hit Kansas; there was damage for 400 miles, and the electricity went out in tens of thousands of homes.)

(More: on May 20, 2024, an unusually intense hailstorm with hail stones the size of a softball hit the town of Yuma, Colorado.)

(More: on May 21, 2024, portions of Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois were warned that they could face fierce winds, damaging hail, and possibly tornadoes. Update: In Iowa, 3 people were killed, dozens were injured, and there was major destruction.)

Seven, concerning wars and rumors of wars at the end of the age: on May 17, 2024, a Russian diplomat said the U.S. has entered a state of indirect war with Russia through its actions in Ukraine.

Eight, concerning world government: on May 17, 2024, it was reported that the World Economic Forum (WEF) is urging governments to require families that own more than one vehicle to give up one of them to save the planet from climate change.

The WEF still wants to force citizens to drive electric vehicles, but they want to go a step farther by limiting how many vehicles a family can own.

(More: On May 19, 2024, it was reported that the UN is pushing digital ID programs to track people during climate disasters, citizens’ energy usage, vaccinations, lock bank accounts, collect carbon taxes, and inspire behavioral changes.)

(More: On May 21, 2024, Klaus Schwab notified his staff that he is resigning as Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and he will become the chairman of the Board of Trustees on Jan. 1, 2025.)

Nine, concerning the ashes of a red heifer: on May 20, 2024, I saw a report that said 3 of the 5 red heifers that were moved from Texas to Israel have been disqualified, but the report said they will be bred by artificial insemination in the coming weeks to produce more animals without blemish.

The article didn’t say, but I assume Israel still has 2 red heifers that qualify for sacrifice, and 1 is all they need.

Here is my daily update on the Israel-Hamas war.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 (Day 223): The one hundred-sixty-seventh day of the resumed war. Day 9 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israel said they will not allow anyone to establish another terrorist government in Gaza that will be used to attack Israel.
  • Israel is trying to secure Rafah above ground before it attempts to secure Rafah below ground.
  • 15 Hamas terrorists were killed in a command center that had been established in a school located on a UNRWA compound.

Thursday, May 16, 2024 (Day 224): The one hundred-sixty-eighth day of the resumed war. Day 10 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israel located and destroyed a wide variety of Hamas rockets and rocket launchers in Rafah.
  • With Biden warning that he will pause U.S. aid to Israel if Israel moves forward in its invasion of Rafah, Israel announced that it is sending additional troops to Rafah to continue the operation.
  • The Houthis said they will target all ships headed to Israel even if they are not in the Red Sea.

Friday, May 17, 2024 (Day 225): The one hundred sixty-ninth day of the resumed war. Day 11 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israeli troops found the bodies of 3 Israeli hostages in a Gaza tunnel.
  • Fighting is raging in one of Rafah’s refugee camps.
  • Israeli planes struck a building on the West Bank, a terrorist commander was killed, and several members of his squad were injured.
  • Israel has already discovered about 700 tunnel shafts in Rafah and about 50 tunnels that cross underneath the border into Egypt. Netanyahu believes Israel must destroy those tunnels to cut off the supply of weapons and ammunition to Hamas and to cut off their routes to escape.
  • Hezbollah fired about 75 rockets from Lebanon into Israel.

Saturday, May 18, 2024 (Day 226): The one hundred-seventieth day of the resumed war. Day 12 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israel found the body of a fourth hostage in the same Gaza tunnel where it found the bodies of 3 hostages on the previous day.

Sunday, May 19, 2024 (Day 227): The one hundred-seventy-first day of the resumed war. Day 13 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israeli planes and tanks pounded targets in Gaza.

Monday, May 20, 2024 (Day 228): The one hundred-seventy-second day of the resumed war. Day 14 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israel has safely evacuated about 950,000 people from Rafah in about 2 weeks.
  • 30-40% of Rafah is under Israeli control, and 60-70% has been evacuated.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 (Day 229): The one hundred-seventy-third day of the resumed war. Day 15 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Israel uncovered a tunnel and found a shaft leading to a weapons warehouse with a large supply of short-range anti-tank missiles, grenades, weapons, and explosives.
  • Israel said it dismantled “about 70 terror targets” throughout the Gaza Strip, including military compounds, weapon storage sites, missile launchers, and observation posts in the past 24 hours.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 (Day 230): The one hundred-seventy-fourth day of the resumed war. Day 16 of the attack on Rafah.

  • Last night, Israeli drones, planes, helicopters, and tanks fired at Hamas targets in Rafah all night long.

FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).

Finally, are you Rapture Ready?

If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.