it is apparent, brian, that you don't realize that hamas as well as fatah palestinian aspirations are actually to be rid of israel and jews altogether. the rise in terror attacks are a kind of saber rattling, meant to show strength and cause panic among the israeli public. but these are an indication of palestinian weakness, for they do not understand jewish resolve to survive in their ancient land and to continue to make the land blossom with their presence. what did the arabs ever do to make this land their own, except to salt the land and kill jews? this land never stopped being the jewish homeland, jerusalem has always been the jewish holy capital since king david, and there has always been a jewish presence going back to days of the second temple. muslims would now like to rewrite history. all jews want is to live in peace, in secure borders, in their country, with peaceful arab neighbors. they don't want to gratituitously kill arabs. but the converse is true. go and read.
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from the article: Shin Bet chief Diskin says Israel in midst of 'new wave of terror'