Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon commented Thursday on Wednesday's Jerusalem terror attack while visiting injured American soliders in the Walter Reid Hospital in Washington, DC, placing the blame for the attack on the Palestinian education system.
With regard to the events in Jerusalem, Ya'alon said: "For the Palestinians, the conflict will not end at the 67' lines. The heart of the conflict is the lack of desire to acknowledge us and our right to exist as a Jewish State. The Palestinian educational system and rhetoric are the causes of the events occurring in Jerusalem."
The defense minister added, "Yesterday we saw the result of this in the murder of a baby girl in Jerusalem by a young man with a Hamas background and a history of security offenses. Why did this happen? It happened because in PA preschools, children as young as three are taught, for example, to wear an explosive belt in order to kill Jews. As long as the situation is like this, and young Palestinians are taught to kill Jews, there will not be real peace here."