I was saddened to read today that Britain has decided to refuse to sell arms to Israel given another war with Hamas. And, of course, there will be.
This was a bit predictable, given the following buildup;
1 – Steadily increasing Muslim population in many of Britain’s cities and towns, such as Bradford, Birmingham, etc. Islam is now the 2nd largest religion in Britain, now constituting 4.4% of the total population.
2 – Steadily increasing Muslim investment in Britain by such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Sheikdoms.
3 – The London financial markets partial dependence on Islamic financial investments and trade. London was the first center to create a specifically Muslim type of investment bond that satisfies Islamic requirements.
4 – The slanted pro-Palestinian coverage of the war by the BBC, a central and extremely influential news source for most Britons.
5 – The large pro-Palestinian demonstrations in London by Islamic and left-wing forces.
I could see this coming. Nonetheless, it’s still saddening to me as an ex-citizen of Great Britain. Overall, in the 30-day 2014 War, there were about 2,000 Palestinian deaths. Of those 2,000, fully 47% of those killed were Hamas operatives, leaving approximately 1,100 civilian deaths from a war in which Hamas fired 3,460 rockets at heavily populated Israeli cities and towns.
Israel acted like no other army ever in the world by doing everything possible to minimize civilian casualties. They telephoned sites with a verbal warning to evacuate prior to attacking them, they fired dummy flares that would hit the site involved before the attack to notify civilians of the impending strike, they leafleted and publicized on TV and Radio where they were about to strike, warning civilians to flee the area.
Hamas was in total contrast to the IDF’s concern for innocent casualties. They never once warned Israel of an impending attack by rocket or when they sneaked into Israel via tunnel in Israeli uniforms (a war violation). All their attacks were aimed at causing civilian damages, only when they ran into soldiers by mistake was there a battle with Israeli soldiers. In fact, it’s been discovered that Hamas financed the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teenage boys that started this conflagration. Israel caught one of the Hamas operatives involved and he confessed that Hamas funded the entire operation.
Hamas didn’t provoke this war to attack Israel’s army. Their intention from the beginning was to win the war in the media and to attempt to turn the world against Israel in the eyes of the world’s public, and in that, they were supremely successful. In the BBC and in most of the British media, you could hardly recognize what was really occurring on the ground given the pro-Hamas slant in their reporting. Everything was primarily covered as an attack by Israel against defenseless Gazan civilians as opposed to what it really was; Israel defending itself from terrorist attacks.
Here’s how another British media outlet sees the BBC coverage;
“It’s the moral equivalence which is so devastating. When Egypt this week proposed its ceasefire in Gaza, a BBC presenter asked whether both sides would now conclude that there was no point carrying on with the war. From the start, restraint has been urged on both sides — as if more than 1,100 rocket attacks on Israel in three weeks had the same weight as trying to stop this onslaught once and for all.
Israel has been bombing Gaza solely to stop Hamas and its associates from trying to kill Israeli citizens. But for many in the West, the driving necessity is not to stop Hamas but to stop Israel.
Moral equivalence morphs instantly into moral bankruptcy. People have looked at the casualty count — around 200 Palestinians killed at the time of writing, while only a handful of Israelis have been injured or killed — and decided that this proves Israel is a monstrous aggressor.
No concern at all for the Israelis who have only a few seconds to rush to a shelter when the sirens start to wail, car drivers flinging themselves to the ground at the side of the road. No concern for the elderly or dis-abled Israelis who can’t get to a shelter, the hospital patients left helpless while the rockets slam into the ground nearby.”
The above taken from a report on BBC media bias by The Spectator.
Although supremely unfair, Britain’s action is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy – in the Book of the prophet Zechariah, it is predicted that “all the nations of the earth will be gathered against Israel”. The context of this prophecy is the end times, yet another fulfillment that indicates that we are rapidly approaching the close of humanity’s reign on the earth. Soon, the Lord Jesus will return to gather up His bride, all those who are born again, all those who have given their hearts and lives over to Him.
As it states at the end of the Book of Revelation, in the penultimate sentence in the entire Bible;
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”