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Ishmael is not a son of Abraham. Ishmael is a son of Abram. Before the change to Abraham. Isaac is the son of Abraham.
originally posted by: Stuship
It is the same argument the Muslims use for the land too. If you're even reasonably familiar with biblical stories you would know that Abraham had the first Jewish (Isaac) son who was promised land, but that son was actually 2nd born to Ishmael. The 1st son was to be granted all the land by God, but it didn't work out that way because Ishmael was born from a handmaid.
Interesting story, but both sides claim the same argument.
Israel is currently bombing Gaza back to the stone age (MSM spin notwithstanding).
While Israel claims that Hamas was behind the murder of 3 Israeli boys which started this round of violence (and subsequent rocket attacks), the Times of Israel reported last week:
A new Palestinian jihadist group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIL) [or "ISIS"] has claimed responsibility for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month in the West Bank, as well as other recent deadly attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.
Hamas has denied responsibility for the attacks.
The New York Times also reported on Wednesday:
On Tuesday evening, Israel’s antimissile system, called Iron Dome, intercepted a rocket “over the Tel Aviv area,” the army said, showing the reach of Gazan rocketry. The rocket was believed to be of Iranian design, a Fajr-5, and Islamic Jihad claimed credit. Tel Aviv opened some public shelters, and in a city near Tel Aviv, Rishon LeZion, people were instructed to leave the beach.