Experts in Israel say that Hamas has as many tunnels today as it had just before it started its war with Israel in the summer of 2014. Spending upward of $140 million per year since that conflict ended a mere 20 months ago, tunnel reconstruction has been a breathtaking exercise. Literally breathtaking.Last week seven Hamas members were killed in tunnels that collapsed under heavy rains in Israel.
Kerry made the comment in Rome where he appeared in a joint press conference with Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni.
"3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on," it read. The absence of the story's essence, that an Israeli policewoman was murdered by one of three terrorists, was appalling to readers here.
Monday, 8 February 2016 | Yesterday Hamas's official television channel, Al-Aqsa TV, publicized a new music video launched one day before on YouTube. Performed by a 10-member Lebanese band that calls itself Promise of Islamic Art, its latest release is "Roof of the Bus Blows Off." It is a six and a-half minute production that features band members performing by the burned out shell of an Egged (Israeli) bus. The bus, obviously depicting the remains of a suicide bombing, is lovingly depicted as a holy object.
Next week in Bethlehem an international gathering of voices will be leveling this charge. Sponsored by Bethlehem Bible College, the fourth bi-annual "Christ at the Checkpoint" (CatC) conference has chosen as its theme, "The gospel in the face of religious extremism.
In fact, from its earliest days in Rome, Christian history sided with those who regarded Jewish homelessness and suffering as God's judgment for rejecting Jesus as Messiah. Replacing the Jews as God's "chosen people," Christianity asserted that it alone was the rightful heir to all of God's biblically recorded blessings and promises.