Terrorism expert Lt.-Col. (res.) Dr. Anat Berko, a new Knesset member (Likud), has a doctorate in criminology and has written books about suicide bombers.
Viewing the Palestinian knife attacks of recent months, she said, “The incitement is enormous, from every direction. Soon we’ll see that it’s abnormal not to be a terrorist. They plant the values of terrorism very deeply. The government institutions in Ramallah are in danger because they’re trying to stop the wave [of terrorism], because they understand it hurts them. But what we’re seeing is that they, too, in schools and on television, participate in the incitement because Hamas is breathing down their necks. So they pay the shahids [martyrs] and speak against the State of Israel. If they stopped it, Hamas would throw them off a cliff.”
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel