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THE PERCEPTION OF SURRENDER – The cease fire worked out between on the one hand Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the like – and on the other hand Israel - has left Arab Gazans dancing in the streets as if they had won a massive victory. And despite the one-sided military successes of the IDF, Israeli residents are said to view the seven week war as a defeat. Many are considering moving away from the border.[i] What’s interesting however, is that through the course of the war Israel managed to create a 5km buffer zone around Gaza. This could serve as the possible set up for the fulfillment of Obadiah which clearly prophesies the destruction of the entire Palestinian nation. Look at the passage found in Obadiah 1:15-18. “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head. For as you have drunk on my holy mountain, so all the nations shall drink continually; they shall drink and swallow, and shall be as ... [More]