Three-and-a-half years have passed since the Arabs of Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem launched their wave of lone-wolf terrorist attacks, and the list of murdered Israelis is truly unspeakable. Since September 2015, 78 citizens and soldiers have been butchered with knives, killed by stones, rammed by cars, or shot — all ending their lives in the same horrific manner as 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher just did.
The soul cannot find peace, and the State of Israel cannot find a solution.
The Shin Bet and other security forces thwart hundreds of terrorist attacks, but when there’s no terrorist organization pulling the strings and giving directives, Israel’s sophisticated intelligence apparatuses cannot prevent the lone knife-wielding terrorist from committing his evil deed.
Only one thing hasn’t been tried throughout this entire cursed period of time. Just one simple measure hasn’t been implemented, among other things because of objections from the defense establishment: putting an end to terrorist salaries doled out by the Palestinian Authority.
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Due to the fact that our security agencies work with the PA to thwart terrorist attacks, and because the Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet are concerned about the possible collapse of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas’s security forces, our own agencies, incredibly, have balked at deducting the amount paid by the PA to terrorists from the taxes Israel collects on its behalf.