Israel’s defense minister, Moshe Ya’alon, asked for licensed Israeli’s to carry a firearm in order to help defend themselves and others against rock and knife wielding Palestinian extremists.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 9, 2015
Dozens of victims have been hospitalized and several killed by the attacks. Recently, a couple who was driving through the West Bank was killed in front of their four children.
— Belladonna Rogers (@BeladonnaRogers) October 3, 2015
The wave of attacks has many on edge for fear of another intifada. Disturbing is the fact that many of the attackers are teens, including a teen girl who decided to stab an Israeli man before being shot because she desired to be a martyr for allah.
Before stabbing an Israeli man, Palestinian girl posted on her Facebook her ‘greatest desire’ was to die ‘for Allah’ http://t.co/6iImaCl925
— CAMERAorg (@CAMERAorg) October 9, 2015
This is nothing new among terrorists and it’s reassuring that the Israeli government encourages its citizens to protect themselves, like any democratic country should. The real question is how the anti-semitic international community will react the first time Israelis choose to defend themselves rather than allowing themselves to be harmed or killed.