No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. Isa. 54:17
The majority of the Arab Muslim Israeli citizens are mostly anti-Zionists who usually vote for the Israeli Arab parties which are also anti-Zionists. Some also vote for the two far-left Israeli parties of Meretz and Avoda which support the Arab ideology that Israel should be a nation of all its citizens and not just a Jewish nation. Nine out of ten Arab Muslim Israeli citizens are against Israel being the nation of the Jewish people. Very few vote for the right-wing Zionist parties. Hence, most of the Muslim Arab Israeli citizens are the enemy from within. Of course, not all are terrorists as even in the territories of Judea and Samaria few of the Arabs commit terrorist acts although the majority support the terrorists. The same holds true concerning Israeli Arabs who have Israeli citizenship.
In the Israeli parliament today two parties support the Arab terrorists. They are the Joint Arab party and Ra’am. Even while they officially condemned the last terror attacks, it was just lip service. Iman Udae, the leader of the Joint Arab party, compared the murder of the 5 Israeli citizens in the last terror attack in Bnei-Brak (one was an Arab Christian policeman) to the 51 Palestinian terrorists killed in the course of committing terrors acts since the beginning of the year. How can one compare the murder of innocent civilians with the defensive killing of terrorists? Murder cannot be compared to defensive killing. Udae’s referral to the terrorists as having been murdered actually reveals his opposition to Israel being a Jewish state.
The enemy from within doesn’t include the Arab Christian citizens who support Israel being a Jewish state. Many even volunteer in the Israeli army. Sadly, in the Brei-Brak attack, one Israeli Arab Christian police officer fought the Palestinian terrorist and was killed while defending with his body other Jewish passersby from being murdered.
The Muslim Arab enemy from within has accumulated a great amount of illegal weapons, thus adding to the mortal danger coming against Israel from outside her borders. What can Israel do to win the fight against the enemy from within? One way is to start an operation of going from house to house to find those who are among them, confiscate their illegal weapons and arrest their owners. That was actually what the Israeli forces did in Judea and Samaria at the height of the suicide bombing terror wave in the early 2000s. Now, when Israel is facing the danger of terror attacks from Arab citizens, the same operation is needed.
Last week, the Muslim wave of violence in Israel claimed the lives of 11 innocent people, with many others physically wounded and emotionally traumatized. Israeli Arab citizens, sympathizers of ISIS, committed two of the three deadly attacks, one in the southern city of Beersheba and the other in the central city of Hadera. News commentators link this wave of terrorism to the summit that took place in the Negev (desert area of southern Israel.) Foreign ministers of Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Egypt gathered there early last week to strengthen the Abraham Accord peace initiative that was formed by former President Trump and former PM of Israel, Benyamin Netanyahu. The Palestinians, who opposed that summit, felt that the world was indifferent to their cause.
Although the focus of the summit was the Iranian threat, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and others still wanted to address the Palestinian issue and the “two-state solution,” emphasizing that Israel’s normalization with the moderate Muslim states should not come at the expense of the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
However, as proven in the past, peace with the “Zionist enemy”, as the Palestinians refer to the state of Israel, is not the Arab Muslim’s ultimate goal. If it were so, there would now be peace with Israel.
In fact, Arab Muslims, both in Israel and in Judea and Samaria, resorted to heinous acts of terrorism that killed Jews, a Christian Arab, and a Druze Israeli citizen, as well as two Ukrainian nationalists. Palestinians in Judea and Samaria, Gaza, and East Jerusalem celebrated the murders with cheers, candies, and pastries to honor the “martyrs” who murdered the innocent.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strong government allowed for the quietest security time Israel enjoyed for over a decade. Now, as the Palestinians consider the current Israeli government weak, terror strikes. Similar conditions resulted in great violence that led to the Second Intifada during the terrible days of the Oslo Accords, under former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, while peace talks were being held between the Israeli PM and the Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. They armed him and his people with weapons to “maintain peace.” At that time, Israel was willing to make great concessions; still, the worst wave of Palestinian terror broke out.
Now, the current Israeli government promises financial loans to the PA, with the knowledge Abbas is continuing to financially support families of terrorists, even those from Israel. In addition, visits to Jordan, which include guarantees to ease restrictions during Ramadan, such as removing age limits on worshippers, with the knowledge that the youth are the most violent. Finally, the government has remained silent in the face of Blinken’s calls to prevent violence “on both sides” during Ramadan and Passover. Israeli PM Bennett knows very well that there is no comparison between the murderous Arab terrorists and the few Jewish settlers who retaliate by burning a few trees and throwing a few rocks.
Click here to read: about The Danger of the Islamic Month of Ramadan.
- Father God, we bring before You the many Muslims who are observing Ramadan and we ask for Your intervention as we pray for their salvation in Yeshua.
- In Yeshua’s name we stand against the powers of darkness behind Islam and call in the light of Yeshua to many hearts that seek the truth.
- We pray for the Israeli authorities who deal with security to have wisdom and patience. Father God we ask for protection of all security forces.