Apr. 5, 2016
- A New Generation of Palestinian Terrorists – Alon Ben-David
From Israeli interrogations of 90 terrorists in past months, an impression emerges of a generation that does not remember the traumas of the past uprisings. This generation of Palestinians is not interested in a diplomatic solution with Israel and it does not care if Israel negotiates or not with the Palestinian Authority. The terrorists, mainly from middle class families, read a lot of Islamic State content on their smartphones, even though they are not themselves religious.
They hate the Palestinian Authority and also have contempt for the existing terror organizations such as Hamas, Fatah, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. At Ofer Prison, which like other detention centers divides its prisoners based on their membership in terror organizations such as Fatah and Hamas, there is a new section labeled the “One Homeland Unit” for those not part of the established groups. The writer is a senior defense correspondent for Israel’s Channel 10. (Jerusalem Post)