Israeli ministers and lawmakers took to the airwaves on Wednesday morning to issue warnings to the Palestinians over continued terrorist activity.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett told Israel Radio that the Palestinian Authority was to blame for the escalation in violence due to what he calls “incitement to kill Israelis.”
“If the terrorism continues, there won’t be quiet on the Palestinian side,” Bennett said.
The minister said the PA has encouraged a culture of incitement by naming town squares in Ramallah after suicide bombers and by offering state-sponsored stipends and benefits to convicted terrorists jailed in Israel.
Bennett told Israel Radio that the recent wave of terrorist attacks was set off by the re-launched peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Last year was the quietest in the last 35 years precisely because there were no peace talks between Jerusalem and Ramallah, according to Bennett.