BIN: While knives, car rammings, and bullets are often seen as the modern weapons of choice in Palestinian terrorism against Israel, according to agriculturalists and Israeli NGOs, trees could be the greatest threat to ensuring the future of Israel.
According to Regavim International Division Director Naomi Kahn, Israel is being blocked out of its own land in a “silent conquest.” The Palestinian Authority has been illegally planting trees in Area C l and under full Israeli control, with millions of euros financial backing from the European Union (EU) and a Norwegian NGO.
Since 1999, there has been a massive, heavily funded Palestinian campaign to seize land in Area C,” Kahn said. more …
“When in your war against a city you have to besiege it a long time in order to capture it, you must not destroy its trees, wielding the ax against them. You may eat of them, but you must not cut them down. Are trees of the field human to withdraw before you into the besieged city?” Deuteronomy 20:19 (The Israel Bible™)
Opinion: “Oh, how Esau shall be searched out! How his hidden treasures shall be sought after.” Obadiah: 1:6
Obadiah’s one chapter makes it the smallest book in the Bible, but its verses are packed with an indictment against Edom, who is Esau (Genesis 36:1). Obadiah confirms that Esau would be deceptive and must be searched out.
Esau’s hatred against his brother Jacob is over the title deed to the land of promise that God had intended for Jacob all along.
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“Trees are used as pawns to hold onto territory,” said Kahn. “Under the anachronistic laws that exist from Ottoman rule, when you can prove you’ve used a piece of land for a couple of years, especially with agricultural use, the land gains legal protection and the state cannot claim it back. It becomes privately owned because it was used for agricultural purposes. And Israel cannot just change the laws, because it runs into various political and international-diplomatic problems when it tries to change laws over the Green Line.”
Esau’s descendants will use any means, including planting trees, to take back the birthright that their patriarch squandered for a bowl of soup (Genesis 25:19-34).
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