Incitement Behind Rise in Palestinian Terror Attacks

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - The latest wave of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank are the result of the ongoing and increasing incitement against Israel by Palestinian officials and media outlets, as well as calls by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for a new intifada against Israel. The Palestinian Authority is trying to halt the rising popularity of Hamas by competing with it in the campaign of incitement against Israel. That's why the PA's anti-Israel rhetoric is not much different than that of Hamas. The PA claims that Jewish "settlers" are "storming" and "defiling" al-Aqsa Mosque, and that those killed while carrying out attacks are "martyrs" and "heroes." They are told that it is the duty of all Muslims to defend their holy sites against Israeli and Jewish "aggression." It is these poisonous messages that drive Palestinians to carry out terrorist attacks and there is widespread support among the Palestinian public for such attacks.

2021-12-09 00:00:00

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