In the past few days, the IDF reported in the identity of the Rishon LeTzion homicide bomber, who targeted a crowded street intersection near a shopping mall. It was a 16 year old Palestinian, who was incited, recruited, trained and armed by Arafat's Fatah faction. Of course, the boy's family will be paid handsomely by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and by funds raised in the U.S. in Europe through so-called Muslim charity organizations. The family of the mass murderer will be held in high esteem by the community and the boy's poster will be displayed prominently in the Streets of various Palestinian towns as a true Palestinian-style "hero."
Here are a few observations. Please feel free to comment.
1. When it comes to arresting and fighting against Palestinian terrorism, all Palestinians need to be viewed as potential mass murderers, regardless of age and sex. History has shown that terrorist attacks have been carried out by several child-bombers, both male and female.
2. Drawing from #1 above, I am sorry to say that there may not even exist such a thing as a Palestinian "civilian" from a military tactical standpoint, because terrorism is apparently common to all Palestinian layers of society. For self-defense purposes, Israel needs to draw the necessary military conclusions, including continuing strict curfews and sealing off Palestinian population centers. These actions must continue until such time as all Palestinian terrorism ceases.
3. Palestinian society is such that it encourages children to initiate violence against Israeli civilians. It starts with incitement to racial and religious violence in schools and is re-enforced in mosques. The teachers and religious leaders of that society must be held accountable. Moreover, the educational and religious institutions where the incitement and recruitment took place should be leveled to the ground, regardless of what the enemies of Israel might think.
4. Sadly, the hatred and mass murder against Israel by all layers of Palestinian society, young and old, will never disappear. Therefore, any concessions designed to placate the "next generation" of Palestinians should be discarded. The vast majority of Palestinian youth are nothing but perpetually murderous enemies and, unfortunately, no amount of concessions will change that reality, now or in the future.