Last fall, Palestinian terrorists began a campaign that has targeted the people of Israel with stabbings, shootings, car-rammings, and other types of attacks. As the anniversary of this wave of terror approaches - coinciding with the High Holy Days - Israel Hayom's Smadar Bat Adam writes that Israel must continue to protect her people from this ongoing hatred and violence:
Once again, as the autumn winds blow, and the Jewish High Holidays approach, incitement in the mosques and on official Palestinian television channels flares; terrorist attacks are renewed; and IDF, Border Police and police must be on alert. This preparedness, while it is never enough, was successful over the last few days -- one could cautiously say -- in stopping the pre-Rosh Hashanah terrorists from carrying out their nefarious plans.
In mid-September 2015, beginning on Rosh Hashanah Eve, when Alexander Levlovich was murdered -- we were exposed to a new type of terrorism, which has since been given a number of nicknames: the individual/lone-wolf/knife/youth intifada. Hundreds of attacks, many of them carried out by young teenagers armed with kitchen knives and scissors, became the most real and immediate threat to all of our lives and created a complex challenge for the defense establishment, which is considered to be the strongest in the Middle East.
If in the struggle against the Palestinians, we are presented and perceived by the world as Goliath, certainly in light of the young age of these attackers, we also feel like Goliath. And it hurts us deeply inside...