Why the Terror Wave Wont Become An Intifada

In the last few weeks several attacks have been perpetuated against Israelis in the cities of Be’er Sheva, Hadera and Tel Aviv.

Two of the attacks have been inspired by ISIS while the attack in Tel Aviv is still not known other then he was another lone wolf attack.

As time has been going on more attacks against Jewish Israelis has been incited by the leaders of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas with many declarations of support.

Yet, this is far from an actual intifada because the pervious intifada had one thousand Israelis killed from suicide bombings and shooting.

During the pervious intifada Israel did not have soldiers operating in Area A and Area B in the middle of the night to stop terrorism.

Since Israel signed the Oslo Accords, part of the agreement was that Israel would not enter Area A and that the Palestinian Authority would be responsible for arresting terrorists.

Failing to comply with the Oslo Accords in terms of security, Israel was forced to violate the Oslo accords and go after terrorists in Area A.

Over time with the building of the security fence and increased army activity within Area A the attacks dropped dramatically and the second intifada ended.

Today the IDF operates throughout Judea and Samaria in all areas arresting suspects and possible informants every night.

Security fence along with drone technology makes it significantly more difficult for would be terrorists to cross the border and murder civilians.

What will continue to happen is more mass arrests and administrative detention orders on suspects.

Civilians armed with guns along with security forces will be on high alert and deploy more patrols across different cities.

More attacks will be attempted but, it will eventually die down as Ramadan comes to an end and many of their fellow country men are arrested or killed without being about to inflict a significant amount casualties among Israelis.

About the Author
Shlomo was born in Miami, Florida in 1989 and moved to Israel in 2012. He holds a degree from Florida Atlantic University in Political Science and served in the IDF as a combat soldier in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion. After serving in the military Shlomo studied in Yeshivat Shavie Hevron where he lived in Hebron. He now lives in Kiryat Arba, is a proud reservist in the Golani Brigade, and is a blogger for the Times of Israel.
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