Over the last week, Israel has been faced with a new escalating type of terrorism: driven by instigators who play on emotions, spreading lies that touch on beliefs, fears and prejudices. The weapons are primitive but lethal: knives, screw drivers, car bumpers and rocks. No one knows when it will subside. Israel is prepared for an open-ended period of violence that may exact a heavy price in casualties and heavy economic damage.
We have asked Alon Ben-David, senior military correspondent of Channel 10 news, for his insights on the current situation, and where it is headed.