World cup causes significant drop in Palestinian terrorism

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June 28, 2010 23:04

 
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There is no question that the Mondial is of great interest to the Israeli and Palestinian people. But who would have thought that the World Cup in soccer could stop terrorism?

Apparently it does. Since the soccer games began in South Africa several weeks ago, the IDF Central Command has noted a significant drop in Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank with a particular emphasis on stone throwing.

“We would prefer to have a Mondial every year,” one senior IDF officer said jokingly on Monday. “It is without a doubt having a positive effect on the territories.”

Last week, for example, 20 stoning attacks were recorded throughout the West Bank. The week before, 24. In comparison, when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced in February the Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron would be listed as a national heritage site, there were over 100 stoning attacks a week.

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