Why the Identity of the Terrorist in Southern Israel Matters

All the perpetrators of recent stabbing attacks in Jerusalem were Palestinians from East Jerusalem who are permanent Israeli residents. Pavlovian responses could lead to unwanted escalation

Amos Harel
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Amos Harel

Tuesday’s terror attack in Be’er Sheva brings back old memories. It’s been years since a lone terrorist last managed to perpetrate such a slaughter using simple tools like a knife and a car.

With Ramadan approaching, the many intelligence warnings, and a government that's constantly under attack from the right – there seems to be a perfect recipe for a renewed escalation of tensions in the territories and inside Israel. 

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