Palestinian gunmen operating out of the Gaza Strip shot and wounded two Israeli soldiers patrolling the border fence on Wednesday, as the Palestinian Authority kept apace with efforts to incite future generations of local Arabs to take up arms against Israel.
The two soldiers wounded in the Gaza shooting, one of them an officer, were taken to Soroka Hospital in nearby Beersheva in stable condition. Other soldiers in the unit returned fire on their attackers.
Despite regular claims that true peace is possible, the continuation of Palestinian violence against Israel is inevitable, as the Palestinian Authority has systematically violated its obligation to educate its population for peaceful coexistence. In fact, it has done the opposite.
Yet another example of the Palestinian Authority inciting not only violence, but outright terrorism against Israel occurred recently when it named a local Boy Scout troop after Dalal Mughrabi, the female Palestinian terrorist who managed to kill the most Israelis in a single attack.
Over the past few years, the Palestinian Authority has named numerous streets, town squares, schools, soccer teams and summer camps after Mughrabi, who is seen as a Palestinian hero for her 1978 hijacking of an Israeli public bus and the subsequent massacre of all 37 passengers.
"To name a Boy Scout group after her and launch two summer camps named after her...is horrifying," Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus told Israel National News. "She is presented as a role model."
Marcus, who closely monitors Palestinian violations of its peace commitments, has previously lamented that the net result is that there is little to no chance for a genuine peace with future generations of Palestinian Arabs, who have been raised on a diet of pure, unadulterated hatred for Israel and the Jews.