Terror Wave Will Subside When Palestinian Leadership Stops Incitement

(Jerusalem Post) Boaz Ganor - Israel is in the throes of a nationalist and religion-driven wave of terror fueled by incitement falsely accusing it of desecrating the al-Aqsa Mosque. This kind of propaganda had been disseminated for years, but these inflammatory messages received a tailwind when senior Palestinian Authority officials joined the chorus, urging Israel not to "contaminate" the Temple Mount. This mainstream voice was the catalyst that drove inflamed young people to randomly wound and kill Israelis. The current wave of terror will only subside after the incitement abates and the messages from the Palestinian leadership to the Palestinian public change. Prof. Boaz Ganor is founder and executive director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.

2015-10-30 00:00:00

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