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Justice will not be served
The Israeli government, meanwhile, has revived the practice of punitive home demolitions, razing the homes of two suspects. This follows a massive raid on the West Bank and airstrikes on Gaza that have killed around 12 Palestinians over the past two weeks.
In a statement, Amnesty International urged Israel to halt its crackdown, saying: "Justice will not be served by Israel seeking revenge by imposing collective punishment, or committing other violations of Palestinians’ rights." Next week will mark the 10th anniversary of the International Court of Justice advisory ruling that said Israel’s separation wall and settlements in the occupied West Bank are illegal.
"An eye for an eye" has always been the motto of those who live under the Mosaic Law--injury for injury, injustice for injustice, death for deathThere was love and mercy and forgiveness even under the Mosaic Law, but those who practice it today have focused on justice and judgment rather than mercy and forgiveness, and their justice has become injustice and their judgment has become the slaughter of the innocent and the butchery of the helpless.
Such is the situation in the Mideast today, where the Palestinians suffer at the hands of the Israelis. Though neither side is blameless and some on both sides have shed innocent blood. Those who have sown violence and death will also reap it, for whatsoever a man sows, that will he also reap. This is spiritual law, applicable both to those who sow good and those who sow evil.
Ted Rudow III, MA