Times of Israel: Hamas officials promised Egypt two months ago they’d end cooperation with IS fighters in Sinai. But Gaza’s rulers have done nothing of the kind, and the repercussions could impact Israel.
Despite the promises by Gaza’s rulers to stop the smuggling to and from Sinai and the recent arrests, Hamas continues to maintain a delicate and complicated web of interests and alliances with Islamic State in Sinai.”
Opinion: You have to move the refrigerator to see how many roaches there are.
There are so many terror groups operating in southern Israel today you would think it was the 5th day of the 9th month of Av, 586 BC, on the Jewish calendar.
That was the day that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, sent his armies to destroy the first temple.
That day, known as Tisha B’Av is the day that the first Jewish Temple, the soul of Judaism, was destroyed and the Israelites were taken into captivity for 70 years.
That day, Esau’s descendants helped the Babylonian army – even turning in those who tried to escape, Obadiah 1:13-14.
Just before that time, Esau’s descendants had been forced out of their ancestral home in Mt. Seir (southeast) and moved into Judea to help themselves to the land that their patriarch had traded for a bowl of soup some 1500 years earlier.
As amazing as it sounds Edom’s descendants are doing the same thing for the same reason: to kill Jacob (Genesis 27:41) and take the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants after them, Genesis 17:7-8.