Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a warning to Israel that there could be a holy war over two Jewish historical Biblical sites being included in a list of Jewish heritage locations that the Israeli government will refurbish and encourage Jews to visit as they celebrate their 4000 year history. The entire Arab world has protested this Israeli decision saying that the move is a provocation, some even calling for violence against the Jews and the Palestinian Authority President Abbas warns of a holy war.
The two sited are the Machpelah Cave in Hebron dating back 4000 years ago when Abraham purchased this site to bury his wife and the Tomb of Rachel, Jacob's wife who died in childbirth also 4000 years ago in Bethlehem.
Jimmy's Prophetic prospective on the News
The warning of a holy war between the Palestinians and the Jews over the burial sites of two Jewish Matriarchs is a precursor to the end times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy related to these two peoples.
Recently, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu included two very historical and Biblical sites of the Jewish people on his list of heritage sites his government wants to refurbish and open to the public as a site full of Jewish history. The purchase of Machpelah Cave in Hebron is recorded in Genesis 23 and reveals that Abraham paid cash money for this Jewish burial site. Genesis 35 is the account of Jacob burying his wife Rachel in Bethlehem after she died in childbirth. This whole controversy is evidence of a 4000 year old struggle that started in the womb of Rebekah (Genesis 23) where her two sons, Jacob and Esau, fought each other before their birth. As you trace these two boys through Scripture, Jacob and Esau, you find that Jacob's descendants are the Jewish people of today and the descendants of Esau are the Palestinian people. Bible prophecy in Ezekiel 35, Malachi 1, and the little book of Obadiah reveals to us that this Jewish-Palestinian struggle will continue until the return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when He will settle this conflict.
The warning of a holy war from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is indeed a precursor to the endtime scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy that will be fulfilled.