Want to Crush the Terrorism? Crush the Mukata!

David Rubin,

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David Rubin
David Rubin is former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He is founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children"s Fund, and the author of five books, including The Islamic Tsunami and his latest, More Sparks From Zion. For more info, click on these links: www.DavidRubinIsrael.com or www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org...

In response to the sharp upsurge in terrorism against Israeli civilians, particularly in Samaria and in Jerusalem, the Israeli Cabinet has announced a series of security measures designed to stop the terrorist attacks that have left eleven children orphaned in just three days. These measures include legal steps that will enable the Israeli government to speedily destroy the homes of the terrorists who perform such horrific attacks.

An objective observer should be forgiven for wondering why the primary target of these security measures should just be the terrorists who pulled the trigger or threw the rock. After all, weren’t they sent by somebody? Aren’t they being paid and encouraged to carry out these attacks?

The Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, has been the true culprit behind these attacks. Millions of shekels have been flowing to each terrorist by Abbas and his henchman, continuing and expanding an infamous tradition begun by Abbas’s predecessor, Yasser Arafat. Furthermore, many streets have been named after assorted Hamas, Fatah, and Islamic Jihad terrorists and baby-killers.

So who is really responsible and what should be done about it? I, for one, am sick and tired of reading the statements of Israeli politicians proclaiming the tentative, defensive security steps that they will now take to stop the terrorists from committing their dastardly deeds. Will they continue those steps indefinitely, or will they soon announce an easing of the steps after a couple of weeks of quiet, so as to “maintain a normal lifestyle for Palestinian civilians”, after which two more Israeli parents may be gunned down as their young children watch in terror?

By not cutting off the head of the snake, we are encouraging future acts of terror. The head of the snake is the terrorist headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, the Mukata in Ramallah, and that should be the next target for Israeli retaliation and deterrence. That is where the planning and funding of the terrorism happens. Until we conquer and destroy the Mukata, seizing its leaders, weapons, and documents, no Israeli crackdown will be taken seriously.

Why wait until the next Israeli parent or child is killed?