Can Israel Learn from the EU How to Fight Terror?

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Katz - EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen, who is leaving after four years, said Tuesday that Israel can learn from Europe how to effectively combat terrorism, including through "de-radicalization." Now that is an interesting idea considering how many of the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Europe are carried out by citizens. But in Israel, a small percentage of the attacks - like the recent one at the Temple Mount - are carried out by Israeli Arabs. Most are perpetrated by Palestinians. According to EUROPOL, 142 people were killed in terrorist attacks in EU member states in 2016. In Israel, on the other hand, 17 people were killed. So far in 2017, 12 people have been killed, 9 of them soldiers and policemen, while in the EU nearly 60 people have been killed in Islamic terrorist attacks. So we appreciate the ambassador's offer but no thanks. Israel will pass.

2017-08-25 00:00:00

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