Egyptians burn Israeli flag Cairo 2011

It’s Jihad, Stupid

Israel is experiencing a sharp increase in terrorist activity in the form of rock-throwing, Molotov cocktails and live ammunition aimed at Israeli vehicles, which began to be noticeable several months ago and has escalated rapidly over the last few weeks. It is happening in Judea and Samaria, but the focus of the violence is in Jerusalem, where any incident involving the Temple Mount – el Aksa in Arabic – draws regional and even world attention.

Are we witnessing an organized set of terror attacks or an ongoing continuum of spontaneous events? Is this the harbinger of a third Intifada? And if not, what is it? The jury seems to be out on the question.

  • Cat-astrophe

    “Are we witnessing an organized set of terror attacks or an ongoing continuum of spontaneous events?”
    Using the Bengasi shooting of Stevens as the metric, it is spontaneous.
    The riots turned civil war in Syria? Spontaneous.
    The riots turned civil war in Ukraine? Spontaneous.
    Egypt, spontaneous, of course.

  • Zaba

    No surprises here.
    Jew and Christian hate is the very basis of the koran. for details.

  • tom_billesley

    An Israeli mother and father were killed in a shooting attack on their vehicle Thursday night in the northern West Bank.
    The couple, identified late Thursday as Eitam and Naama Henkin of the settlement of Neria north of Ramallah, leaves behind four children — aged 4 months, 4, 7 and 9 — who were in the vehicle at the time of the attack, but were not hit by the gunfire.

    According to investigators, Naama Henkin was killed immediately. Eitam, despite suffering from multiple bullet wounds, stepped out of the vehicle and opened one of the car’s back doors, telling his children to flee the scene. He then collapsed on the road and died.

    On Thursday, Hamas praised the “heroic terror attack” and called for more “quality attacks.”