Center for Regional Studies – Palestine
Many European countries have experienced a wave of individual attacks during the past period, led by supporters of the Islamic state. “For its part, Israel has strived to link the Palestinian reprisals with those of the ISIS supporters in an attempt to influence European public opinion on the Palestinian issue, especially in light of the ongoing successes of the global boycott movement “BDS”.
Date of Attacks
On July 14, 2016, 84 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a cargo truck driven by a French driver of Tunisian origin ran over a crowd during the French National Day celebrations in Nice.
On July 26, 2016, two church gunmen stormed a church in the Normandy region of northern France, detained five hostages during the morning service, and slaughtered one of the monks.
On July 24, 2016, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee armed with a sickle killed a pregnant woman and wounded two others in the southwestern city of Reutlingen near Stuttgart. He was arrested by the police.
19 December 2016, a truck ran over a crowd of people at the Christmas market in the German capital of Berlin, killing at least 12 people and injuring fifty.
On February 3, 2017, an Egyptian young man attacked the guards of the Louvre Museum in the French capital Paris, injuring one soldier.
On March 22, 2017, an operation was raided and stabbed near the British Parliament building, killing four people and injuring 40 others.
The method of operations similar to the operations of the Jerusalem uprising
Most of the operations carried out by the state organization in Europe took the “individual wolves” approach, which is a security term meaning that the attacker is not associated with any organizational body and makes the decision to attack himself in direct contact with a cell or entity.
In view of the operations that have taken place over the last two years, it is very similar to the operations of the Jerusalem uprising in the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli occupation forces used these incidents in Europe to compare them with what is happening in the process of dyeing the Palestinians in the form of terrorism, and here the Israeli speeches condemning the operations always refer to the common denominators between Europe and Israel in the face of the so-called “Islamic extremism” and solidarity with the victims, Victim “of similar attacks followed a similar pattern to knife stabbing or running into cars.
In a speech during a meeting with the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, Netanyahu said that Israel and the United States must take a common stand in order to defeat Al-Qaeda, Hamas and al-Qaeda affiliated with radical Islam.
On October 20, 2015, at the height of the outbreak of the Jerusalem uprising, Netanyahu met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Terrorism was caused by Abu Mazen joining Hamas and speaking on the pretext that Israel is threatening the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” he said.
– Following the French attack on Nice, which killed 84 people, on 14 July 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message of condolence to the French government: “The terrorist act in Nice reminds us that terrorism can strike anywhere, Time, and that it should be fought as well everywhere and all the time. ” “All Israelis are united with the French people in their ordeal, and Israel shares the pain of the French,” the statement said.
Following the attacks in Brussels in March 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not delay the use of attacks to incite a campaign of incitement against the Palestinian people and accuse the Palestinians of “making their way to the state through knives.” .
In his speech to the Israeli lobby in Washington, AIPAC, in March 2016, Netanyahu linked the European attacks to the Palestinian attacks with knives and the destruction of his soldiers. “What is happening is a continuous attack on all of us. In these various operations, nothing can please them, Not in Istanbul, Brussels, or even the West Bank, that will not be enough; it is enough to destroy us all and impose their absolute control, but this, my friends, will not happen. “
– On 8/1/2017 the young Fadi Qanbar from the city of Jerusalem carried out an operation that led to the killing of four Zionist soldiers and wounding 15 others. In a statement to Netanyahu during his visit to the site of the operation, he said: “All indicators indicate that the attacker of the attack in favor of the organization of the Islamic state, “I think there are a series of attacks, which took place in France and Berlin, and now in Jerusalem, we will fight extremism and we will overcome it.
By linking the attacks of the Palestinian resistance in general and the individual attacks in the Jerusalem uprising, in particular, to the attacks by the most intellectually-influenced elements in Europe, Israel seeks to emerge as the victim of the threat of terrorism that engulfs the world. Terrorism, as well as the aim of rekindling the hostility of the European peoples to the Palestinians, especially in the light of the successes achieved by the international boycott movement “BDS”. It is no secret that these successes have caused embarrassment to Israel and its diplomats in the world, and caused economic losses and some kind of Akkadian isolation Mia of Israel.
The methods and circumstances in the implementation of attacks between Europe and the occupied territories may be similar. The Israeli occupation may find a way to compare the resistance to the perpetrators of the attacks from the state organization and to justify its repressive practices towards the Palestinians.
Center for Regional Studies – Palestine