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U.S. State Department bans visas for 'violent Jewish extremists' who attack Palestinians

November 5, 2023 - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Palestinian Muqataa Presidential Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas denounced what he described as a "genocide" in Gaza. (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (CC) - On Tuesday, the Department of State announced travelling-by-visa restrictions on who it says are violent Jewish extremists, including settlers in Israel who have recently attacked civilian Palestinians in the West Bank (the Biblical Judea and Samaria).

U.S. diplomats said they took the action in the interest of forging a stable peace between the Arab world and Israelis, amid ongoing war battles between Israel's Defense Force and the U.S. terrorist-designated group Hamas and its allies.

A reported recent attack by Israeli settlers demolished a school in Zanuta, a Palestinian village in the West Bank. And there have been reports of alleged settler attacks on civilian Palestinians since the October 7 terrorist attacks executed by Hamas against civilian Jews, including women and children.

“Today, the State Department is implementing a new visa restriction policy targeting individuals believed to have been involved in undermining peace, security, or stability in the West Bank, including through committing acts of violence or taking other actions that unduly restrict civilians’ access to essential services and basic necessities. Immediate family members of such persons also may be subject to these restrictions,” Blinken said.

His coworkers also chimed in.

“We expect this action to impact dozens of individuals and potentially their family members,” US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.

“We have not seen a sufficient level of action by the government of Israel that has properly held people accountable,” he continued.

A press statement issued by Blinken began by condeming efforts to destabilize the land of Israel.

“The United States has consistently opposed actions that undermine stability in the West Bank, including attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians, and Palestinian attacks against Israelis.”

“We have underscored to the Israeli government the need to do more to hold accountable extremist settlers who have committed violent attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank," the statement continues.

Here is more:

“As President Biden has repeatedly said, those attacks are unacceptable. Last week in Israel, I made clear that the United States is ready to take action using our own authorities."

“Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have the responsibility to uphold stability in the West Bank. Instability in the West Bank both harms the Israeli and Palestinian people and threatens Israel’s national security interests. Those responsible for it must be held accountable.”

JENIN, WEST BANK - DECEMBER 06, 2023: Palestinians inspect damage at buildings after an IDF raid. (Photo by Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu via Getty Images)

The West Bank houses some 3 million Palestinians and over 500,000 Jewish settlers.

In the Holy Bible-described Jewish Promised Land, given to the Hebrew Israelite Jewish people by Almighty God - via Abraham's sons Isaac and Jacob - settlement expansion is one of the most contentious issues between Israelis, Palestinians, the Arab world and the United Nations community.

The Christian community is watching, as events unfold in Israel, holding vigil for signs of the return of Jesus Christ foretold in the Bible.

The current Arab-Israeli war has spurred a renewed international discussion on the topic of peace in the Middle East.

Proponents of Daniel's 70 Weeks Prophesy believe, and teach, that a 7-year peace treaty between the Arabs and Israelis could fulfill Daniel's prophesy, and start a Biblical timeline, they say, for the return of Christ Jesus.

This is an ongoing story and prophesy. Stay tuned to Christian Commander for more breaking, news, features and information.

As always, long live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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