Not great news:
YWN – According to the IDF’s Etzion District Commander, Colonel Yaniv Alaluf, a “third intifada has begun”. The statement comes amid growing concerns that the increasing Arab violence directed against Jewish residents and security forces throughout Yehuda and Shomron may lead to a third intifada.
In his briefing to reservists preparing to take up position, the colonel explained that while we may not see thousands of armed Arabs with AK-47 assault rifles, we should not take the new reality lightly as the number of attacks appears to be increasing daily.
The colonel remains optimistic, stating he does not expect the situation to deteriorate to that of the so-called second intifada, which was accompanied by suicide bus bombing attacks. He also feels the military is well prepared for the current reality and will succeed in keeping the violence under control.
Speaking of a third intifada, Israel is now having to build a 43 mile fence in the Golan Heights to protect from Islamists crossing the border from Syria.