The proposals were contained in a report requested by the General Assembly in response to a surge of violence in Gaza, where 171 Palestinians have been killed during Hamas-led clashes with Israeli troops since late March. Dozens of the dead were members of Hamas and other terror groups, Hamas has acknowledged. The UN chief stressed that for each of the options, cooperation by Israel and the Palestinians would be necessary.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday presented four options aimed at boosting the protection of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, from sending UN rights monitors and unarmed observers to deploying a military or police force under UN mandate.
So let’s see if I have this right. Hamas is a Palestinian terror group operating out of the Gaza Strip, and on a regular basis they fire rockets, unprovoked, on the Jews living in southern Israel. The IDF responds to the attacks, and many Palestinian terrorists are killed in the process. Now the United Nations wants to step in with armed military force to protect said terror group Hamas from the retaliatory attacks from Israel after Hamas has attacked them. Is that about right?
“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJV)
Isn’t it interesting that all through the Old Testament, it is prophesied that the days would come when God will “gather the nations”? The only time in human history that all the nations have been gathered together is in our generation with the United Nations General Assembly. Zephaniah nails it when he says that God will “gather the nations” and “assemble the kingdoms”. So not only is that being fulfilled in our day, but guess what else? The prophets also state that then all the nations and kingdoms are gathered and assembled, it will be for a common purpose.
Would you like to take a guess as to what that purpose might be? 🤔
“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” Luke 21:20-22 (KJV)
Yep, that’s right, all the nations and kingdoms of the world, in the time of Jacob’s trouble under Antichrist, will assemble and gather together for the express purpose of coming against Israel and its capital Jerusalem. What you see the United Nations doing right now is practice for the real thing.
UN chief proposes military force to protect Palestinians from Israel
FROM THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: The proposals were contained in a report requested by the General Assembly in response to a surge of violence in Gaza, where 171 Palestinians have been killed during Hamas-led clashes with Israeli troops since late March. Dozens of the dead were members of Hamas and other terror groups, Hamas has acknowledged.
The UN chief stressed that for each of the options, cooperation by Israel and the Palestinians would be necessary. It remained unlikely however that Israel would agree to the proposals.
In the 14-page report, Guterres proposed:
- Providing a “more robust UN presence on the ground” with rights monitors and political officers to report on the situation.
- Pouring in more UN humanitarian and development aid to “ensure the well-being of the population.”
- Creating a civilian observer mission that would be present in sensitive areas such as checkpoints and near Israeli settlements, with a mandate to report on protection issues.
- Deploying an armed military or police force, under a UN mandate, to provide physical protection to Palestinian civilians.
A UN mandate for a protection force would require a decision from the Security Council, where the United States could use its veto power to block a measure opposed by Israel. A small European-staffed observer mission was deployed in the West Bank city of Hebron in 1994, but Israel has since rejected calls for an international presence in flashpoint areas.
In the report, Guterres said the United Nations was already undertaking many protection initiatives but that “these measures fall short” of the concerns raised in a General Assembly resolution adopted in June.
In that measure, the 193-nation assembly condemned Israel for the deaths in Gaza and tasked Guterres with the drafting of proposals for “an international protection mechanism” for the Palestinians. Dozens of those killed have been acknowledged as members of Hamas and other Gaza-based terror groups. READ MORE
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