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Terror wave in Israel plays into Netanyahu’s hands

Opposition head Benjamin Netanyahu now leads a campaign alleging that the Bennett government fails in addressing the terror threat.
Benjamin Netanyahu visits on March 31, 2022, the parents of Border Police officer Shirel Aboukrat.

Opposition head Benjamin Netanyahu’s agenda March 31 left no room for doubt: The former prime minister is leading a campaign in which he claims that the Change Government is not capable of dealing with the new terror wave.

The terror attacks in Beersheba (March 22), Hadera (March 27) and Bnei Brak (March 29) had a strong effect on the Israeli public. The sight of the wounded and dead victims who were murdered near their homes on an ordinary day served to bring back the collective trauma of the second intifada in the early 2000s. Many people started to look into the option of buying weapons and security was beefed up around the schools. In short, “fear” returned to the streets.

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