Palestine: Prophecy concerning Palestine

Zephaniah 2:7, 13 The seacoast shall belong to the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall pasture their flocks upon it; in the houses of [deserted Philistine] Ashkelon shall they of Judah lie down in the evening; For the Lord their [Judah’s] God shall visit them [for their relief], and restore them from their captivity [Isa. 14:29-31; Amos 1:6-8]. And [the Lord] will stretch out His hand against the north and destroy Assyria, and will make Continue Reading

Christian leader urges Islamic control of Temple Mount

From WND A top Christian Palestinian leader here yesterday urged Islamic control of the Temple Mount while claiming Israel was threatening the site's famous Al Aqsa Mosque. "Regarding threats against the Al Aqsa Mosque from fanatic Jews, what is threatening you is threatening Christians. One who is attacking you is attacking Christians. We are one family and one people, and we belong to the Palestinian national cause," said Attallah Hanna, Continue Reading

Egypt drafts Palestinian unity paper

From Reuters Egypt on Monday called on rival Palestinian factions to form a unity government and restructure their security forces in a bid to end hostilities that have undermined efforts to reach a statehood deal. Cairo presented a four-page proposal, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction and Islamist Hamas, outlining steps the groups should take to end their power struggle. Egypt Continue Reading

Hamas-Fatah tensions rising as Abbas’ last day as Palestinian Authority president nears

From YNet News The nearing end of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' tenure has the defense establishment on edge, as it has formed a joined team with the Shin Bet and the Foreign Ministry to prepare for January 9 – Abbas' last day as Palestinian Authority president. The main concern is intelligence indicating that Hamas' military wing may begin targeting senior Fatah and Palestinian security officials via abductions and assassination Continue Reading

Hamas Awaiting Fatah’s Collapse

From Israel National News The Hamas chapter in Hevron (Hebron) - a city largely under the control of the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority - says that the Fatah government must "not be talked with, but rather gotten rid of." In a declaration issued by the terrorist organization branch office in Hevron, Hamas states that the collapse of the Fatah regime in Judea and Samaria is "just a matter of time." So reports the Arabic-language daily Continue Reading

Hamas plotting West Bank takeover in early 2009

From World Tribune The Palestinian Authority has opted for a holding pattern rather than developing a strategy to block the opposition Hamas movement from seizing power in the West Bank. PA security sources said PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has refused to respond to appeals by senior officers to implement a range of measures to protect the Fatah-aligned regime from Hamas threats. "Abu Mazen [Abbas] is scared of Hamas," a senior source said. Continue Reading

Official: Olmert to seek Palestinian peace deal before leaving office

From Haartetz Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will try to reach an agreement in peace talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas before a new government takes office, an official close to the premier told Reuters on Thursday. Olmert announced on Wednesday that he would not run in his centrist Kadima party's September 17 leadership contest and would resign to allow his successor to form a new government. Until then, Olmert will remain caretaker Continue Reading