Thinking outside the box on Arab terrorism

Getting the Arabs to stop their ongoing spate of killing requires a little lateral thinking.

There’s precious little one can do to deter a methodically nurtured culture of death.

Such as the one cultivated by the Palestinian Authority and its racist President Mahmud Abbas (currently in the 11th year of his 4-year presidency).

Or the one cultivated by the Hamas Islamist regime governing the ethnically cleansed, judenrein, Gaza Strip.

However, there is a lot that can be done to deter their support infrastructure.

Demolishing the homes of terrorists and/or their parents/families is not necessarily the best deterrence.

Instead, it would be far more effective and sobering to seize and sell their homes by executive auction, with the money being used to fund compensation for their Jewish victims.

If Jews buy those Arab homes, great – that means Arab terrorists are actively aiding the Zionist settlement enterprise.

If other Arabs find they are having to dig deep into their own pockets to rescue family members’ homes that would otherwise go to Israelis, equally great – it will drive up the price that will ultimately be translated into even more money for Jews.

And if the homes are sold to other Arabs for a song (because, after all, who can resist a genuine bargain), how galling it will be for the terrorists who see other people lording it in what was once their pride and joy – having acquired it at a bargain-basement price. Israel will be hailed as accomplishing what the PA regime refuses to do – provide affordable housing for Arabs in the Palestinian Authority…

When racist Arabs see that their anti-Semitic actions actually fund compensation for their victims, that will be a significant deterrence.

We need to think outside the box.

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, are you reading this?

About the Author
Ilya Meyer is former deputy chair of the West Sweden branch of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association. He blogs about Israel and Sweden’s relationship with Israel at the Times of Israel and at He made his debut as a writer of political thrillers with The Hart Trilogy: "Bridges Going Nowhere" (2014), "The Threat Beneath" (2015) and "From The Shadows" (2016), where the action switches seamlessly between Samaria, Gaza, Israel and Sweden. The books are available from as ebooks and also in paperback. Work has started on a fourth book, "Picture Imperfect".
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