Stop this, and stop it now

Published 6:41 am Saturday, November 25, 2017

By Karen Y. Stevens

I wrote about not sticking your head in the sand last week. This week I’d like to point out something that everyone needs to research.

Since 2003, the Palestine Government is paying prisoners, citizens and terrorist to kill Israelis. It’s called “Pay to Slay”, or “Martyr” payment. For life, they give three times the average Palestine salary to the prisoners and survivors, who killed Israelis. In addition to the salary for life, they also give a clothing allowance for life, free tuition, health insurance, and a monthly stipend for life.

The Palestine Government has given its citizens “the right to kill Israelis”.

The bigger the attack, the bigger the payout from the Palestine Government.

And the biggest kicker is that our U.S. tax dollars are paying for these payments, because the Palestine Government is largely supported by the United States. In 2017, the payout increased by 13-percent. This year alone, 355 million has gone to payouts.

A vote is going to the U.S. House (it’s already passed the House Subcommittee) to stop sending money to the Palestine Government if they continue to offer these payouts. My vote is to stop sending money to the Palestine Government all together.

We as Christians, are supposed to support God’s chosen people, the Israelites.

There are at least 100 verses in the Bible, stating that we should support Israel.

My favorite is Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you (Israel), and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

And even if we weren’t supposed to support the Israelites, our humanity should tell us not to support a government, that condones killing innocent people. Every one of us should be on the phone with our House of Representative, telling them to stop funding to Palestine.

Israelites have been the target of annihilation for centuries. Why is that? The lineage states that the Israelites are descendants from Isaac, and the Palestine’s are descendants from Ishmael.

In Genesis 17 it state’s “When Abraham inquired as to Ishmael’s role, God answers that Ishmael has been blessed, and that He “will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.”

Just because God said, Ismael would be blessed, does not mean he would be a godly man. God also mentioned in vs. 16 that “He will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, and everyone’s hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers.”

I don’t know if you have ever looked at a map of Israel, but the major portion of land that belongs to Palestine, is to the East of Israel. (Palestine has taken over parts of Israel). David (and Asaph), in Psalms 83: 1-18 is talking about the Ishmaelites. (vs 3-6) “They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. They say, ‘Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!’ For they conspire with one accord; AGAINST YOU they make a covenant – the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites…”

It goes on, and I encourage you to read it in its entirety, and all the scriptures mentioned.

Call your Representative today, and stop this innocent slaughter, or at least keep our money from supporting it.

Karen Y. Stevens is founder of the Orange County Christian Writers Guild