Will Abbas be forced to choose war against Israel?

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Al Monitor: A senior PLO security official close to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that the Palestinian president prefers, for the time being, to hold the middle ground — no peace, no war. But he is beginning to comprehend that sooner rather than later he will have to choose; otherwise, others will decide for him.

The official said that according to his sources in Hamas, several meetings took place in recent weeks between Hamas and Hezbollah. The meetings were designed to plan a vast campaign against Israel, inspired by Iran. The way the PLO official sees it, Iran aspires to stir turmoil in the region as a response to what it perceives as US provocation against the nuclear deal, and to the coalition established by President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud with Egypt, Jordan and other Arab and Muslim countries.

The PLO official does not rule out a combined attack by Hezbollah against Israel from both Lebanon and Syria, either by the end of 2017 or by the beginning of 2018. more …

Opinion: That makes 8 of the 10 named attackers in the Psalm 83 alliance.

It may seem to some that there has been relative calm in Israel since the knife/car ramming intifada of 2015-16 that led to 166 stabbing attacks and 89 attempted stabbings, 108 shootings, 47 vehicular (ramming) attacks, and one vehicle bus bombing.

Not so. Israel has foiled 200 terrorist attacks so far in 2017, 70 of them over the past two months and according to Shin Bet security agency Director Nadav Argaman, Hamas is preparing for conflict with Israel while bolstering strategic ties with Iran-led Shiite axis.

War is in the air in Israel, again.

What is important to watch is the connection to three prophecies, all of which I have covered a thousand times but for the sake of new readers that come to the site daily, I will continue to post.

Psalm 83: There are 10 armies listed in the prophecy. The article above lists 8 of the 10 as plotting against Israel:

  • The tents of Edom – Edom today is represented by the Palestinians of the West Bank.
  • Moab and Ammon – Palestinians of central and northern Jordan also called the children of Lot (Gen. 19:30-38)
  • Ishmaelites  Modern-day Saudi Arabia
  • Hagrites – Hagar, mother of Ishmael, was from Egypt
  • Amalek – Eternal enemy of the Israelites Palestinian Arabs of Sinai
  • Gebal – Northern Lebanon
  • Philistia – Palestinians of Gaza (Hamas)
  • The inhabitants of Tyre – Southern Lebanon (Hezbollah)
  • Assyria – Syria and northern Iraq

If Isaiah 17:1,14 is fulfilled and Damascus is wiped out, the whole alliance could be motivated to launch the 3000 year old prophecy.

If so, an important pre-requisite for the Gog and Magog prophecy (Ezekiel 38:8) would be fulfilled as well: Israel, for the first time in almost 70 years, would be living in peace.

 “After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.” Ezekiel 38:8