Israeli Analysts Link Spike in Scope of Palestinian Terror to Paris Attacks, Say Confrontation With ISIS Approaching
Analysts on Israel’s Channel 10 said that the spike in Palestinian terror attacks over the last few days was linked to the attacks carried out in Paris by ISIS terrorists last week.
During a discussion on Thursday evening about the day’s two terrorist attacks that left four Israelis and one Arab dead, host Tali Moreno asked panelists to consider a possible connection between the escalation in scope and methods of the current Palestinian uprising in Israel and the events in Paris.
She noted that ISIS has been carrying out attacks in Israel’s vicinity, pointing to its part in the civil war in Syria, the explosion of the Russian plane over the Sinai and its increasing threats, via YouTube videos, to attack Israeli targets. “Is Israel prepared to confront what [ISIS] are doing in the region?” she asked.
One panelist said that a confrontation between ISIS and Israel was merely a matter of time, adding that Israel’s, “attention is focused more on the Sinai than what is happening in Syria,” since the former is far closer than the latter.
The analyst also claimed that while ISIS is better equipped and funded than other terror organizations, Israel’s vast experience in the realm of counter-terrorism would enable confronting the threat successfully.