While the continued knife attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorists have placed the people of Israel in danger, the threat of even deadlier attacks looms. Arutz Sheva's Ari Yashar reports that one of Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas' advisers has promised an escalation from stabbings to shootings:
Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Abbas's adviser on NGOs and a member of the Fatah Central Committee, praised the "popular uprising" in an interview published two weeks ago on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, and revealed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) on Thursday.
"We in the Fatah movement are proud of all the martyrs, regardless of their (political) affiliation," Al-Einein said, blessing the murderers and singling out terrorists from the Hamas stronghold of Hevron in Judea who "have sown fear in all of this cancerous Israeli body."
"We bow before every drop of blood that has dripped from our children and women, and bow the head before every martyr and martyr's mother, who carried her child in her belly and brought him up until he became a young man, and when they notified her of his death as a martyr, she let out cries of joy to the Heavens," said Abbas's adviser...
The open incitement reached a peak as Al-Einein said the terror wave, which has largely consisted of stabbings, will soon escalate to focus on shooting attacks.
"What is being carried out daily against our Palestinian people is what stirs the emotions of our people in the street and what causes them to seek a knife. In my opinion, those seeking knives today will seek rifles and weapons tomorrow due to this (Israeli) terror. If the power and pace of the uprising wane a bit, that does not mean it has been stopped, but rather that it is preparing for stronger waves of rage against the Zionist enemy."