As in many books of the Hebrew Bible, Israel has been in a determined mode of smithing it’s enemy. Apparently what was old is new again. More than 1200 Palestinians have been smitten, mostly women, children and old men and women. I’m not sure whether today’s Israeli soldiers are capturing virgins for their personal enjoyment. God approves, nonetheless.
But woe is Israel today! A great gloom fell a crossed the Holy Land today as news of the capture of one of its soldiers! Lamentations and cries of hopelessness can be heard throughout the land. Why has Yahweh abandoned His People? Woe are we!
Stupid stuff? Well, not really. After all, they are God’s Chosen People.