This past Friday morning, A 17 year old Arab used his family car to ram into our friend and colleague, David Ramati, just outside of Efrat. The driver sped on to ram another Jew at the Gush Etzion junction , this time mauling the father of five children
Ramati's first response to the media was to comment on the big, wide smile that the Arab teen was sporting as he tried to kill him.
Why the smile?
First things first, it has been widely published that the IDF no longer tries to kill potential homicide attackers.
Indeed, the IDF only wounded the assailant. Critically, but not fatally.
And there was another reason for the smile on the face of the Arab assailant.
Only a few hours after these two attacks, the IDF dispatched a team to make plans to demolish the home of the terrorist who is now recovering from his wounds in an Israeli hospital.
Why would the prospect of an IDF demolition of his home bring a smile to the face of the assailant?
As part of the program to provide an incentive for murder. the PA has offers construct a new home in its stead.In other words, demolition of terrorist homes is now a new incentive to terror.
The Israel Civil Administration confirms that after any terror attack, the PA facilitates new investment for new homes, compensation from the PA and new aid from the EU.
So what should the government and people of Israel do?
The solution : sue to freeze the assets of the terrorist's family and of the terrorist himself.
Even more important, the PA must be sued as an accessory that provides the financial incentive for a 17 year old to go on a vehicular rampage to kill Jews.
Secondly, banks in Israel which facilitate PA payments to killers can be sued.
Israeli banks which enable the PA to forward gratuities for those who commit acts of murder and attempted murder should be held accountable in an Israeli court of law.
Since the IDF Civil Administration, in charge of running Judea and Samaria, will not destabilize the finances of the PA terror regime, defined by the government of Israel since 1993 as a "peace partner," the initiative to sue Arab terrorists of their assets must come from the victims themselves.