Israel enrages the Palestinians over settlement announcement


Israel’s government has decided to build more housing in areas that the Palestinians claim:

August 11, 2013

Palestinians have reacted angrily to Israel’s approval of nearly 1,200 new Jewish settlement homes, just days before peace talks are set to resume.

Palestinian negotiators said the approval cast doubt on Israel’s sincerity in the peace process…

About 500,000 Jews live in more than 100 settlements built since Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Palestinians want to establish their state in those areas, as well as the Gaza Strip.

The settlements are considered illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this.

‘Dangerous policy’

On Sunday, Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel confirmed that 793 apartments would be built in east Jerusalem and 394 in several large West Bank settlements…

PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi told the BBC: “We believe that Israel is deliberately sending a message to the US, to the rest of the world that regardless of any attempt at launching negotiations, ‘we are going to press ahead with stealing more land, building more settlements and destroying the two-state-solution’.

“This is an extremely dangerous policy, and if left unchecked it certainly would lead to greater conflict and the destruction of all chances of peace.”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had previously insisted he would not resume talks without an Israeli settlement freeze, but relented during mediation by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

August 11, 2013

Israel is inviting contractors to build almost 1,200 new homes in occupied territory claimed by the Palestinians, a controversial move that comes three days before the planned resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel gave final approval for the move on Sunday, issuing tenders for about 800 new homes in Jewish neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and another 400 units in the West Bank settlements of Ariel, Beitar Illit, Efrat and Maaleh Adumim.

Palestinian officials criticized the announcement, accusing Israel of bad faith ahead of a planned Wednesday meeting of Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators in Jerusalem. Palestinians claim East Jerusalem and the West Bank for an independent state and say Israeli settlement expansion will make it harder for them to achieve that.

The Obama administration had no immediate reaction to the Israeli move. But, it has long refused to accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlement activity and called on both Israelis and Palestinians to avoid actions that complicate negotiations.

Israeli Minister Ariel rejected that criticism, saying “no country in the world takes orders from other states about where it can build.” The ultranationalist politician also said Israel will continue to issue housing tenders throughout the country as the “right thing” to do for Zionism and the economy.

The Israelis do not want to give up the territory that the Palestinians want them to. And the Palestinians are concerned that the more Israel builds, the less likely they will be to give up certain territory.

Now, in the book of Daniel there is a prophecy related to the end times that states:

26 And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate (Daniel 9:26-27).

The Palestinians do not want the Israelis to build more settlements and the Israelis do not like what the Palestinians and others are proposing yet for a “peace deal.”

The type of deal that Daniel wrote about will come will likely happen when both sides feel that they have no choice but to enter in a major deal, which will also be a deal involving the Europeans (watch also Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?).

A deal that Bible prophecy teaches that the Europeans will break (Daniel 9:27; 11:31; Matthew 24:15) and that Israel will come to regret.

Watch (Mark 13:37).

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