August 18, 2010

Rabbis mark the 5th anniversary of evacuating Jews from the Gaza Strip and destroying 30 synagogues

The committee of rabbis of the council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria marked the 5th anniversary of evacuating some 20,000 Jews from their homes and farms in the Gaza Strip with a fast and the statement that this commemoration was not political but it has a religious meaning because Jews were separated from the land of Israel.

The rabbis said they wanted Israel's government to realize that Jews should not be expelled from the land of Israel and that they should understand the importance of Jews living in all of the land of Israel even the Gaza Strip.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The 5th anniversary of Jewish families being evacuated from their homes and farms in the Gaza Strip is a reminder that the connection between the Jews and the land of Israel will play a key role in the end of times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.

In the summer of 2005, the then PM of Israel, Ariel Sharon, gave the order to the IDF to evacuate over 20,000 Jews from their homes and farms in the Gaza Strip and then watched as 30 synagogues in the 21 Jewish settlements were destroyed. This was a heart wrenching time for the Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip as well as the members of the IDF, some of whom had family members in these settlements that they had to evacuate.

The Israeli government said that the disengagement from the Gaza was done to help bring to an end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In essence, the opposite has taken place and the Palestinian terrorists have used these evacuated settlements to launch attacks on the Jewish state.

This report is evidence of what the ancient Jewish prophets said would happen in the last days. Ezekiel wrote that God would give the Jewish people the land of their forefathers in the end of times, Ezekiel 34, 36, and 37. Ezekiel also wrote that the Palestinians, Edomites of Biblical times, would take this God-given land from the Jewish people, Ezekiel 35. God promised Abraham, Genesis 12 and 15 and Moses, Deuteronomy 30, that the Jewish people would have this land and forever. Thus, there is a connection between the Jews and the land of Israel.