Links: | Ha'aretz | AP | BBC News | Tomb of the Patriarchs |November 15 (Day 319, Federal Judiciary): Palestinian terrorists ambushed the security escort of a group of Jewish settlers returning from Sabbath prayers at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli security forces were trapped in a deadly ambush when they chased the terrorists into a side street. Twelve members of Israeli army, border police, and civilian emergency security were killed, and 15 people were wounded in the attack about 7:30 PM local. Gun battles between the terrorists and Israeli security forces lasted about 90 minutes. Killed in the attack was Israeli Hebron Brigade Commander Colonel Dror Weinberg, 38, who is the most senior Israeli officer killed to date in the Intifada. Three of the Palestinian terrorists were also killed. The settlers were from the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba.
Abraham lived in the Grove (terebinths) of Mamre near Hebron. He buried Sarah in the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron (Genesis 23:2-20). Later he was also buried there (Genesis 25:9). The name, Kiryat Arba, meaning city of Arba, was not the original name of Hebron but was given to the city upon the arrival of Arba the Anakite. When Joshua conquered the land, the name was changed back to Hebron. The place is called by the Arabs, el Khalil, meaning friend of God.1 Machpelah means doubling, for the double cave.
The Tomb of the Patriarchs, previously under the control of the Arabs, reverted to Israeli control after the 6-Day War in 1967. It is considered the second holiest site in Judaism. However, like the Temple Mount, it is still primarily under Arab control. The Arabs consider it a Mosque.
Links: | Reuters | BBC News | CNN |Hu Jintao, 59, born in 1942, took over the leadership of China's Communist Party. President Jiang Zemin will remain in office until next March when he is expected to retire and be replaced by Hu. Hu will head the new 'Fourth Generation' Politburo Standing Committee, which was expanded to 9 members for the first time since 1973. Six of Jiang Zemin's allies are on the committee, which will insure his influence after retirement. Jiang will also keep his post as head of the Central Military Commission over China's military.
The images of elephants were over the Pacific northwest, Tennessee, and Florida. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Israeli's security forces were massacred by Palestinian terrorists at Abraham's tomb. The massacre was yet another example of the evil, murderous Palestinians, who have not been recognized as terrorists according the White House definition. The attack corresponded to the elephant over Florida. The elephant over Tennessee represented the issue of attacking terrorists and not Iraq, since Tennessee represents the criminal justice system. Today, another top al-Qa'eda terrorist was captured. The elephant over the Pacific northwest corresponds to US war plans for Iraq, which fired on US planes again today. Thus, the three elephants represented the US foreign policy mess, which is preparing for war with Iraq while the Palestinians are treated with immunity.
The massacre at Abraham's Tomb came after Jews had worshipped at the Muslim Shrine of the tomb of the dead. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is not among the dead, but the living. The issue in the conflict with the Palestinians is not the tomb of Abraham but the Abrahamic Covenant. If Israel believed the Abrahamic Covenant, things would be different. Israel had just declared Hebron free of terrorists. Every time Israel trusts the Palestinians, the terrorists prove them wrong.
This was November 15th, for a covering. The Tomb of the Patriarchs covers the double cave in which the patriarchs are buried. It was Day 319, for the judgment (300) of the federal judiciary. The Israeli federal judiciary does not sentence terrorists to death. So the terrorists send Israeli citizens to their death. The US federal judiciary has not executed a single terrorist associated with the September 11th attack. And today China announced new leaders, which correspond to the heads of the federal judiciary in China.
China presented its new Communist Party leader, Hu Jintao, 59, born in 1942, who is head of the Politburo Standing Committee, which was expanded to 9 members for the first time since 1973. The numbers mean: 59 - Simeon criminality, 42 - Baal, the bear, and Russia, 9 - the Plagues of Egypt, and 73 - freedom. So, there's no breath of fresh air here. It's just more Baal.
Following the US election, Israel is electing a new government, and China has chosen new leaders. The World Stage is being set up for a new scene in the Divine Design of God.