The First and Second Intifadas were bloody, with thousands killed.
The Second Intifada was particularly gruesome, with Palestinian suicide bombers blowing up restaurants, buses and just about every other civilian target they could reach. Israel reacted by constructing the security barrier and launching Operation Defensive Shield.
In the past couple of weeks in particular, there has been a surge in Palestinian violence with stabbings, firebombing and rock throwing. The uptick has been fed by deliberate incitement by Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian authority:
Some Arab Israeli members of the Knesset also are involved in fanning the flames, like this Knesset member screaming at Jews to leave the Temple Mount:
The Joint Arab List is standing behind Jamal Zahalka, an Arab Member of Knesset (MK) who on Tuesday hurled abuse on Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, which was caught on film. Zahalka, the Balad party chairman, visited the site – Judaism’s holiest – on Tuesday in support of Muslim rioters who have stepped up their violence against Jews for the High Holiday season.
“Why are you letting them in? It’s a disgrace, only to hurt Muslims’ feelings. This is not yours, get out of here, go home, you’re not wanted,” Zahalka was seen yelling at a police officer sent to protect visitors to the Temple Mount.
Hamas is getting in on the act as well:
Here we go…. https://t.co/yACTeji4B1
— (((IsraelMatzav))) (@IsraelMatzav) October 3, 2015
— Ma'an News Agency (@MaanNewsAgency) October 3, 2015
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) October 3, 2015
Videos and social media are calling for a Third Intifada:
An Israeli civilian was killed when rocks hit his car. Two Israeli parents were executed point blank in front of their two children.
Fatah offshoot says it murdered Henkins. Abbas heads Fatah. He is backed by US UK EU. Henkins' blood on their hands. http://t.co/UJjkkXUpww
— Melanie Phillips (@MelanieLatest) October 2, 2015
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) October 2, 2015
Two Rabbis were stabbed to death in the old city of Jerusalem in front of their families on Saturday.
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) October 3, 2015
Fatah's official Twitter feed praises attacker who killed 1 Israeli tonight and injured 3 others as a "hero" https://t.co/5NmuAamR5z
— Aaron Magid (@AaronMagid) October 3, 2015
Palestinian media says today's stabber's blood smelt like perfume after he died,who believes this?! Well,the next stabber does, with passion
— Mudar Zahran مضر زهران (@Mudar_Zahran) October 3, 2015
There have been other stabbings as well.
Palestinians attack an Israeli ambulance. The patient? A Palestinian stabbed by a Palestinian who thought he was Israeli. Can't make this up
— ((( Rebecca ))) ? ? (@dorothyofisrael) October 3, 2015
Needless to say, international media is showing its bias already:
— MakeHummusNotWar (@cityofhummus) October 3, 2015
It’s evening in Israel, and from social media accounts, the temperature seems to be rising on the ground.
We will update as events develop.
A lot of people are wondering whether this will be the Third Intifada.
— Elhanan Miller אלחנן מילר (@ElhananMiller) October 3, 2015
Israel Hayom cites sources “near PM” as threatening Palestinians: “They want a Third Intifada? They’ll get a second Defensive Shield"
— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) October 3, 2015
Israeli teen stabbed outside Jerusalem’s Old City http://t.co/QKpJeeEceq
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) October 4, 2015
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