Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under increasing pressure as Palestinian Arab extremists continue their bloody rampage against Jews in Jerusalem an elsewhere in Israel.
On Wednesday, a female Palestinian stabbed and wounded two Israelis near the Lions’ Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City. Just south of the capital, a Palestinian lynch mob stoned a female Jewish motorist and attempted to drag her out of the vehicle. The victim managed to speed away from the scene and reach a nearby Israeli army checkpoint.
On Tuesday, Israeli Arabs living in Tel Aviv-Jaffa joined the fray by violently demonstrating in Israel’s usually peaceful seaside metropolis.
Over the weekend, four Israelis were killed in stabbing and shooting attacks, and several more were wounded, including a two-year-old child. Israeli reprisals and clashes with Palestinian rioters led to the deaths of three Arabs.
Netanyahu vowed tougher security measures, and thousands of Israelis demonstrated opposite his official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday to make sure he sticks to that promise.
Already the government has demolished the homes of several of the terrorists who hailed from Jerusalem itself, and arrest raids are ongoing in Judea and Samaria.
Palestinian groups have complained over what they call “collective punishment,” but as is widely known, the families of these terrorist “martyrs” receive generous compensation from the Palestinian Authority.
Israel holds the regime of “moderate” Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas responsible for this wave of terror given that Palestinian state-run media and its official school curriculum have brainwashed an entire generation of Palestinian Arabs to violently oppose the very presence of Jews in their midst.