May 21, 2007

A senior Hamas leader says Israel will be wiped off the map

In the aftermath of IDF aerial attacks on the infrastructure of Hamas in the Gaza Strip including the political leadership of Hamas, a senior Hamas leader in Gaza says that it is signed and sealed within Hamas that Israel will be wiped off the map.

Israeli radio is reporting that Hamas says they will use rockets and missiles as the means of removing Israel from the picture and replacing it with a Palestinian state. Meanwhile, members of the Hamas-led PA are calling for suicide attacks and other violence against IDF troops in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the strikes on Hamas infrastructure.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The call for Israel to be wiped off the map by militant Hamas leaders is a page out of Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

The phrase, "Israel will be wiped off the map", first used by Iran's President Ahmadinejad is now being echoed by the Islamic, militant, Hamas terrorist who control the PA - the government of the Palestinian people. In light of the Israeli Air Force attacks on the Hamas infrastructure and intentional attacks on Hamas political leaders, these calls for more suicide attacks and a ratcheting up of violence aimed at Israel, which includes threats from Hamas that Israel will be wiped off the map, moving closer to reality.

This scenario is not new. It was actually written some 2,500 years ago by the ancient Jewish prophets. One of those prophets, Ezekiel, wrote how the Palestinians - the descendants of Esau -would rise up to kill the Jews and take their land, Ezekiel 35:5 and 10. Another of those prophets, Malachi, prewrote history in his first chapter where he said that Esau's extended family - again the Palestinian people of today - would come back to power and rebuild. Malachi added that the Lord said He would call their borders the borders of wickedness and have indignation against these people forever, Malachi 1:1-5.

The call by Hamas to wipe Israel off the map is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.