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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Khan Younis for Yonah Hanavi

The Mashiah is Coming blog alerted me to a disturbing Iraqi News article from late last week:
URGENT: ISIL dug up grave of Prophet Younis (biblical Jonah) in Mosul

Mosul ( On Friday a local Nineveh official, Zuhair al-Chalabi said that there is information that almost certainly confirms that members of the organization of the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant dug up the grave of the Prophet Younis in the east of Mosul.

Al-Chalabi said in an interview for, that “The elements of ISIL controlled the mosque of the Prophet Younis in Mosul since they invaded the city. It is still held by them until now,” pointing out that “elements of ISIL engaged in the process of tampering with the contents of the Mosque.”

Al-Chalabi added that “there is almost certain information stating the fact that the elements of ISIL dug up the grave of the Prophet Younis.”
Arutz Sheva:
In the southern Gazan city of Khan Younis, seven people were killed -among them a number of "human shields" - in an airstrike on the home of a Hamas leader.
Khan Yunis (Arabic: خان يونس‎, also spelled Khan Younis or Khan Yunus; translation: Caravanserai [of] Yunis) is a city in the southern Gaza Strip.
Enemies of the Jews desecrated the grave of Yonah Hanavi, which is his caravanserai (inn, or temporary resting place).  Therefore, retribution comes against enemies of the Jews in Khan Younis.  (ISIS will get their due too soon.)

 Tehillim 79:12:

וְהָשֵׁב לִשְׁכֵנֵינוּ שִׁבְעָתַיִם, אֶל-חֵיקָם; חֶרְפָּתָם אֲשֶׁר חֵרְפוּךָ אֲדֹנָי
And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached Thee, O Lord.


At Tue Jul 08, 12:15:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

It's very possible that that is not really Yonah Hanavi's Kever. Wikipedia lists that one plus 3 other possibilities for where he's buried:

Jonah's burial place according to the Jewish tradition is in the village of his birth, Gath-hepher, in the Galilee region of Israel.

Another sanctuary and mosque called Nebi Yunes is in the Palestinian West Bank town of Halhul, 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Hebron. Muslim tradition has it that this is the burial site of Jonah the prophet. A sign erected by the Israeli ministry of religions says that this is Jonah's burial site, but according to Jewish traditions this is the location of the burial of the prophets Nathan and Gad Hahozeh.

The sanctuary of Jama Naballa Jonas is another place that tradition says is Jonah's grave, near the city of Mosul (today in Iraq), near the ancient remnants of Nineveh. On one of the two most prominent mounds of Nineveh's ruins, rises the Mosque of the Prophet Yunus (previously a Nestorian-Assyrian Church). Jonah is believed to be buried there, where King Esarhaddon once built a palace. It is one of the most important mosques in Mosul and one of the few historic mosques that are found on the eastern side of the city.

Jonah's grave is also said to be near the city of Sarafand (Sarepta) in Lebanon. This is in accordance with several ancient Jewish writings about Jonah being the son of the woman from "Zarephath" (Sarafand) mentioned in the stories of Elijah.

At Tue Jul 08, 12:15:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Notice one of the others is in Halhul.

At Tue Jul 08, 01:03:00 PM 2014, Blogger Neshama said...

Yes, that is where the boys were found! Is there a message to take away from this?

At Tue Jul 08, 01:13:00 PM 2014, Blogger Neshama said...

Another thing.
If it is true that the Jewish boys who are involved in the 16 year old Arab's death are troubled boys (yet tombe determined) considered 'off the derech' I see a connection here. The IDF op that searched for our boys (found in Halhul) was called "Our Brothers Keeper". The connection is that these OTD boys have fell thru the cracks, living a tortured life. They are also in need of Brothers Keepers. I may not be explaining this properly, but there are no coincidences. How could Yonah fit into this picture?

At Tue Jul 08, 02:26:00 PM 2014, Blogger Neshama said...

A-7 Report: Rockets Explode near Jerusalem, Ashdod, Beit Shemesh, Be'er Sheva. A rocket exploded near Givat Ze’ev, just outside of Jerusalem. Another rocket exploded near a factory in Ashdod. A third rocket exploded near Beit Shemesh. A fourth rocket exploded near Be'er Sheva.

The one I heard sounded closer than Givat Zeev.

At Tue Jul 08, 06:01:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The grazl writes an incredible on the prophret Yonah sefer translated into english but out of print on how the sefer is a remez to multiple gilguley neshamot . As wel Yoah is the navi to the nations to do tshuvah the city of ninvah where hashem wouldnt let him escape . He was a loyal yid and was disgusted his people wouldnt repent but the city of ninvah would .

At Wed Jul 09, 01:39:00 AM 2014, Blogger Neshama said...

Anonymous, can you elucidate further on the remez.


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