Reading on Nov 19th 2023 in AlJazeera, BBC, NYTimes, and Washington Post a new level of savagery and brutality by Israel’s IDF and Bibi Netanyahu is hard to white-wash and ignore. Its as if ancient Mid-Eastern tales of barbarous human sacrifice had come to brutal life. Moloch was the Ammonite deity to whom child sacrifices were offered at the Jerusalem tophet.
In turn the Bible provides insights into the nature of the bestial savagery by Hamas in Gaza leaders Aahyah Sinawar and Mahmoud Deif whose brutal carnage at the Israeli border provided vengeance wrath that committed many innocent Gazan civilians to sacrificial savagery from Israeli forces.
You must not worship the LORD your God the way the other nations worship their gods, for they perform for their gods every detestable act that the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters as sacrifices to their gods.
It is not because of your righteousness or uprightness of heart that you are going in to possess their land, but it is because of their wickedness that the LORD your God is driving out these nations before you, to keep the promise He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
So heathen Hamas Gaza leadership in effect provided a Biblical excuse to Bibi Netanyahu and the Poison in his Cabinet. Forgotten are the words of Moshe Dayan, from 67years ago at an epitaph for an Israeli soldier fallen at the Israel-Gaza border “Let us not today cast blame on his murderers. What can we say against their terrible hatred of us? For eight years now, they have sat in the refugee camps of Gaza and have watched how, before their very eyes, we have turned their land and villages, where they and their forefathers previously dwelled, into our home.” Roger Cohn at the NYTimes desscribes the deep psychological wounds of Oct7h and beyond for both Israelis and Palestinians.