Published on Apr 19, 2016
The UN Secretary-General has denounced Israel for its continued settlement activities and demolitions of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories. In a briefing to the Security Council, Ban Ki-moon called the Israeli demolition a form of collective punishment of Palestinians. He said Israeli settlements are illegal under international law and raise questions about whether Tel Aviv’s ultimate goal is to drive Palestinians out of the West Bank. Israel continues to confiscate Palestinian territory despite international condemnations. More than 700 Palestinians have been displaced so far this year. Earlier on Monday, Israel announced a new plan to seize nearly 600 acres of privately-owned agricultural land in the village of Zawiya in order to expand settler units.
- Wilderness means desert.
- Numbers 1:19
As the Lord commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.
[ Census of the Levites Commanded ] Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying:
[ The Second Passover ] Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying:
And the children of Israel set out from the wilderness of Sinai on their journeys; then the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.
And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness.
Revelation 12:3-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.