By Alex Traiman, JNS—
On the last night of Hanukkah, a Palestinian terrorist wounded seven in a drive-by shooting at a bus stop outside the large Jewish community in Ofra, Samaria. Injured in the attack were Shira Ish-Ran, a 21-year-old and 30-week pregnant woman, and her husband, Amichai, both of whom suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
On Monday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the actions of the “horrible terrorists” at the weekly Likud Party faction meeting in the Knesset.
“It’s monstrous,” said Netanyahu. “Security forces are pursuing … They’ll capture them. We’ll bring them to justice and settle the score.”
But Israelis are not interested in bringing individual terrorists to justice. And they most certainly are not interested in a pattern of suffering deadly terrorist attacks, only then to capture the terrorist in a manhunt and then “settle the score.”
Israelis are interested in a policy of deterrence that prevents these growing number of attacks from happening in the first place. Continue Reading….