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November 27, 2015 3:40 pm

Israeli Defense Minister: We Don’t Know if This Terror Wave Will Stop Anytime Soon

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon. Credit: Reuven Kapuscinski.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Credit: Reuven Kapuscinski.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Friday that defense officials were unsure whether the current wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks convulsing Israel would end any time soon.

“We have a wave of terrorism that’s going to be with us for the coming days and probably the coming weeks, and we don’t know if it’s going to end anytime soon, or when,”  Ya’alon told an audience at the annual Manufacturers Association of Israel conference in Eilat.

In addition to the indefinite timeline, Ya’alon warned against “taking shortcuts” to solve the spate in stabbings, car-rammings, and shootings of Israelis in cities around the country.

“There isn’t a solution to every problem,” said Ya’alon, according to The Marker. “Perhaps the Holy One Blessed be God has an answer to everything we don’t, we have to be humble. So we should avoid taking shortcuts to the solution. We need to talk about strengthening our interests. Our War of Independence hasn’t ended, there are those who don’t recognize our right to a Jewish home, neither the Palestinian leadership, but we don’t need to despair.”

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Ya’alon said Israel must battle against these terrorists — mostly young Palestinian men and women — while safeguarding the economic cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians.

According to The Marker, he noted that Israel stopped handing out work permits to Palestinians after a resident of the West Bank village of Dura stabbed two Israeli worshipers to death at the Panorama building in south Tel Aviv.

Earlier this week, Israel started barring thousands of Palestinian workers from reaching their workplaces in Gush Etzion, a bloc of Israeli settlements between Jerusalem and Hebron, in light of the security situation.

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will revoke work permits belonging to families of terrorists.

Additionally, Israel announced more stringent monitoring of Palestinian vehicles traveling in the West Bank, after several Palestinian drivers were seen dropping off terrorists at crowded intersections manned by Israeli security forces and some using their cars to ram Israelis.

Twenty-two Israelis including three US citizens have been killed in the near-daily attacks committed by Palestinians since the beginning of October. Two Palestinian drivers rammed their cars into Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Friday in two separate incidents.

The Palestinian Health Ministry announced on Friday that 100 Palestinians had been killed by Israeli security forces since the beginning of October. Israel says most of the dead have been terrorists who were shot in the middle of carrying out attacks or those involved in violent riots.

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  • brenrod

    Apparently a lack of knowledge appears to be a pre requisite for the position of DM and responsibility for security. I suggest employing someone who displays some knowledge beyond incarcerating Jews for false flag arab arsons. He seemed to have known alot, without any evidence, to incite a lynch mob against settlers which resulted in arab revenge burnings and stabbing attacks.

  • Jonah

    Read Daniel 11:31-45 and Daniel 12:1-13. Daniel was told to shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end and at the time of the end knowledge shall be increased. God is reclaiming this planet and will put his elect in charge. He has promised you 12 strips of land, and Israelis will rule with the messia ad in finitum. Those who oppose you will go into a feeding frenzy attempting hastily to rid the planet of Jews and Christians because the time is short. Israel must prepare to defend itself against those who will attempt to eradicate it. The major push began with the Arab Spring. My reading or interpretation of Danials message seems to indicate that Russia and China will oppose the obamanation of desolation.

  • It will When you Zionists Accept The Arab Peace Plan of 2002 !
    If Not change your Name to Masada .

    • cymbalak

      Enlighten me ,what “”Arab Peace Plan””was that?
      Cymbalak

  • Carla Isselmann

    The idea of keeping those Palestinians out of Israel is great! In Europe the boycott is doing the same with Israeli young people. And if they are starved in Gaza, well, then they can always move to Belgium or Germany.They love them there!

  • This is Israel’s defense minister?

    “We have a wave of terrorism that’s going to be with us for the coming days and probably the coming weeks, and we don’t know if it’s going to end anytime soon, or when.”

    So Israel will just ride it out because it’s important to keep ‘safeguarding the economic cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians.’

    ??????

    What does Israel get from the Palestinian Authority except a huge bill for the free electricity they get, some workers who could be easily replaced by Thais, Chinese, Indians, Filipinos or Yazidi refugees terrorist murderers and incitement?

    Does Ya’alon have some economic ties with the PA like Shimon Peres? Or is he just afraid of Obama?

    Instead of this whining, he should take immediate and forceful measures to make these attacks so painful and costly for the PA that it either stops the attacks or collapses.

    I guess we know now where the idea to arm the PA’s ‘security forces’ came from. Peres and Rabin did the same stupid thing after Oslo, giving M-16s to Arafat’s thugs that were later used to murder Jews.

    The PA is a hostile enemy. To hear an Israeli defense minister use this kind of language is depressing beyond measure.

  • Tony Trenton`

    The fake PA that Arafat invented 50 years ago. Are just Arab Muslims born and bred to revere Death and Martyrdom.

    Their actions are a precursor to the Islamic world wide Jihad of Jihads to rid the world of Infidels and to initiate their Mahdi to lead them to a glorious victory in their War of Blood !!

    HOW SICK IS THAT ???

    THIS IS WW 3 !!!

    ISLAM AGAINST THE REST OF HUMANITY !!

    THIS IS A WAR WE MUST WIN !!!

    The Islamic Hive has reached Critical Mass and the Muslim Horde is SWARMING !!!

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