The “Car Intifada” is what the Arab Palestinians are proudly calling their new method for killing Israelis and attempting to strike fear into the general public here.
Small scale terrorism
Every single car could be out to run you over, especially if you are in a large group of people. Other potential small scale terrorism threats could be purposely spilling oil in road curves [10 11 12], or similar to Tylenol murders [14 15 16]. Scary, disruptive, and very difficult to prevent.
First it was the homicide bombings, but the security barrier essentially shut that down. Then it was just regular weapons, but the Israeli troops at the checkpoints are able to ferret out most of those.
Now the Palestinian Arabs are simply using their vehicles as lethal weapons. We call it Vehicular Terrorism, they call it the Car Intifada (of course, sometimes they use vans or trucks or tractors, so the nomenclature is off).
But what can the Israelis do to prevent this latest terror tool other than to ban or severely limit the number of Arabs driving into areas where Jews are? Of course, if Israel does that too aggressively, Israel will be blamed for engaging in “Apartheid” practices, or racial profiling or some other unkind way of trying to prevent their own citizens from being killed.
Forcing or allowing into the same place people that hate each other causes war and terrorism. These are the perils of Diversity.
A reader sent us the following translation of the song:
"Run over the two-month-old baby
That is how we get them
For Al-Aqsa we will run over settlers
Run over settlers" 2