Jan. 26, 2016
- Is Palestinian Society Copying ISIS? – Moshe Arens
Palestinian children knifing people while yelling “Allah Akbar” are a sign that Palestinian society is plumbing new depths. Years ago, it was Palestinian terrorists who hijacked and blew up planes, then there were the suicide bombers who blew themselves up in buses and hotels, and now it is the turn of the children with kitchen knives and scissors, attacking rabbis and pregnant women.
Those who ascribe this to the Israeli “occupation” are offering lame excuses for a culture that glorifies death and killing, a culture that can bring no succor to its people. Copying the example of ISIS, with its brutal executions, is doing incalculable damage to Palestinian society and the Palestinian cause. The Palestinian leadership has failed generations of Palestinians. They have educated Palestinian children to dedicate themselves to terror and death. The writer served as Israel’s Minister of Defense three times and once as Minister of Foreign Affairs.(Ha’aretz)