The recent wave of Palestinian terrorism is not centralized, the terrorists are not acting on the orders of any terror group or other leader, and the terrorists – almost all young – do what they do "based on feelings of national, economic and personal deprivation” caused by Israel's game-playing with the peace process and its discrimination against Palestinians.
Israel’s Mishandling Of The Peace Process And Its Discrimination Against Palestinians Drives Recent Terror Wave, Shin Bet Says
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The recent wave of Palestinian terrorism is not centralized, the terrorists are not acting on the orders of any terror group or other leader, and the terrorists – almost all young – do what they do "based on feelings of national, economic and personal deprivation.”
In other words, Israel’s discrimination against Palestinians and its constant game-playing with the peace process combined with the ineffectiveness of Palestinian political leadership – ineffectiveness that is in part caused by Israeli policies – is what has sparked and inflamed the recent wave of Palestinian terrorism.
Who claims this? Who said this? Is it some “leftist”? Is it J Street? Is it the UN or Obama?
All of the above may make these claims but the above quote is taken directly from a report issued not by Israel’s Internal Security Service, better known as the Shabak or the Shin Bet, and reported by Ha’aretz today.
In that report, the Shin Bet also found that the perception of being discriminated against (largely by Palestinian society) due to gender contributes to some of the attacks, and so does mental illness. (At least one ‘terrorist’ killed by soldiers during an alleged attack was really a mentally ill young woman who committed suicide by cop.)
These new terrorists draw their inspiration from “incitement” found on social media networks – "mostly incitement by Palestinian Authority leaders.”
"The activity of those Palestinian youths, who are driving the present terror wave, is not organized but rather spontaneous and popular. Its source – incitement and spreading false rumors about an Israeli attempt to undermine the Al-Aqsa Mosque, also supply an immediate, religious-symbolist motive, and navigates violent protest and terror in the direction of the State of Israel.…[These disaffected youth who commit acts of terror] live on the Web, and are nourished by information sent on the Internet, which glorifies the Palestinian claim that the attackers [i.e., the terrorists] are victims of 'Israeli aggression,' and that they were in fact 'executed' [by Israeli security forces],” the report says.
Israel does in fact have a shoot-first-ask-questions-later policy with regard to this recent wave of terrorism, and that policy has led to a number of innocent people being beaten or shot because they were mistaken for terrorists.
The report also said the cycle of violence feeds itself: a terrorist attacks, is killed, and then other disaffected Palestinians go out to avenge the terrorist’s death at the hands of Israeli security forces.
According to the Shin Bet:
• 90% of the terrorists are men.
• So far, only 7 women have carried out attacks.
• 82% of the terrorists are aged 16-25.
• 72% are from the West Bank, primarily from the Hebron and Ramallah areas.
• 23% are permanent residents of East Jerusalem.
• 5% are Israeli Arabs.
• 62% of the terror attacks take place in the West Bank.