Israel and the World
Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
Arab terrorism against Israel existed prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948.
of Arab terrorism against Jews during the pre-State period include:
On the eve of the UN Partition Resolution of November 1947, Arab terrorism against Jewish targets steadily rose until it led to the joint Arab invasion of 1948-9.
The scope of Arab terrorism expanded following the 1948 War of Independence. The attacks, both on frontier settlements and population centers, were aimed primarily against innocent civilians.
Israels Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides a partial list of documented acts of Arab terrorism against Israel prior to the 1967.
Given the above facts, the claim that the Israeli occupation is to blame for Palestinian terrorism is baseless. Arabs have used terrorism against Israelis for over a century.
~ Lisa Katz