In two separate terror attacks since Friday - one in Jerusalem's Old City, and one in the West Bank - three young Israelis had their lives brutally taken from them. And, writes Ynet News' Ron Ben-Yishai, these two instances of violence share one thing in common - Palestinian incitement:
The car ramming terror attack in the Samaria on Friday, which claimed the lives of an IDF officer and soldier, is the direct result of a campaign of incitement coming out of Gaza, as well as political, social and economic unrest among Palestinians in Judea and Samaria.
For a few days now that Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been calling from their headquarters in the strip for a day of rage in Gaza and Judea and Samaria. The reason for this day of rage - 100 days to US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Hamas has been trying for a while now to leverage different events on the ground to incite violence and undermine the stability both on the Gaza border and in Judea and Samaria in the hopes this would help it escape its diplomatic isolation and its inability to deal with the social and economic distress of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, where it rules.
By inciting unrest and calling for rioting and terror attacks, Hamas is trying to threaten both the Palestinian Authority and Israel, to pressure them to change their policies towards it and capitulate to its demands...