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Stop the Incitement, Stop the Killing

Scene of Beit Horon Terror Attack where 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman was stabbed and killed (Photo: ASHERNET)

This week there have been more terror attacks against Israelis, with another young woman's life taken far too soon. And these attacks, with their continued occurrence and growing ferocity, are again and again caused by Palestinian incitement. This incitement, writes The Times of Israel's David Horovitz, must stop if the killing of innocents is to end:

Abbas is impossible. His duplicitous terrorism-fostering predecessor Yasser Arafat assured the Palestinians that they had no reason or need to compromise with the Jews because we were colonial invaders, an unrooted and temporary presence that his people’s stubbornness and terrorism would eventually see off. Abbas chose not to counter that narrative, not to acknowledge to his people the Jews’ history of sovereignty in the Holy Land, and more recently intensified the strategic campaign of misrepresentation — telling Palestinians that the Jews have no business at the Temple Mount.

Meanwhile, the Fatah hierarchy he heads has been openly encouraging attacks on Israelis, and the Hamas terror group with which he seeks to partner in government is again plotting suicide bombings, developing more sophisticated rockets, and digging tunnels under the Gaza-Israel border ahead of its next planned war.

Abbas may well be deploying his forces to keep a lid on clashes in the West Bank, but he’s presiding over an ongoing, strategic demonizing of Israel and Israelis — via his education system, political and spiritual leadership and mainstream and social media — that positively guarantees Palestinian violence and terrorism. So effective is this process that, nowadays, when a young Palestinian has a row at home, feels depressed, or wants to make a name for him or herself, the default response is to grab a knife and go kill the nearest vulnerable Jew.

And so, last week, we buried Dafna Meir.

And today, we buried Shlomit Krigman.

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