Feb. 21, 2016
After five months of near-daily attacks against Israelis, Palestinian society struggles with how to describe the wave of knife, gun and vehicular attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians. Are the attacks helping the Palestinians get a state – or lose one?
The aging, unpopular leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization are careful to neither openly support nor oppose the attacks. The Palestinian political class is wary of offending the international community, which has universally condemned the attacks. Palestinians struggle to explain how a Jewish mother of six stabbed to death in her kitchen is the same value target as an Israeli soldier with a gun at a checkpoint. (Washington Post)