BIN: Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, before receiving a request from President Donald Trump last week to stop paying stipends to Palestinian terrorists and their families, had ruled out halting that PA policy.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), citing an April 29 report in the independent Palestinian news website Amad, reported Monday that PA Prisoners’ Affairs Committee leader Issa Qaraqe had announced Abbas’s “absolute refusal of the Israeli demands to stop the allowances of the families of the prisoners and martyrs, and emphasized his absolute support for [the terror stipends].
After Trump’s May 3 meeting with Abbas, senior PA official Nabil Shaath also unequivocally rejected the American president’s request to end the PA’s policy of paying the terror stipends, calling the proposal “insane.” more …
Opinion: Abbas is an Edomite – it’s what they do.
I often wonder if terrorists like Abbas know why they hate Jews with such passion that it makes no difference how many of their own countrymen die in the process of killing them.
Muslims claim Ishmael as the father of Islam, even claiming that Muhammad is a descendant of Ishmael, which of course cannot be proven. But the seed of Ishmael represents only one component of the genetic pool of the Arabic people.
Another component are the descendants of Esau, of which no religion claims its heritage. Both Ishmael and Esau were born into Jewish families. Ishmael, Abraham’s son, had an Egyptian mother but Esau came from Abraham’s promised son Isaac, and his wife Rebekah from Abraham’s family line.
Both men married into the neighboring pagan tribes and one of Esau’s wives was a daughter of Ishmael. Genesis 26:35 records that the marriage was grief of mind to his parents Isaac and Rebekah.
There are two clues as to the reason for the enmity from both blood lines:
The Angel of the Lord told Ishmael’s mother: “He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” Genesis 16:12
That prophecy was/is in the process of being fulfilled in Ishmael’s offspring: “And they dwelled from Havilah to Shur that upon the face of the Egypt as one goes toward Assyria in defiance against all his brothers he settled.”
“And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.” Genesis 27:41
That prophecy is playing out day after day from the same area where Esau’s descendants settled in the 6th century BC: the West Bank towns of Judea and Samaria.