Terror is Down but Is it Simply the Quiet Before the Storm?


terrorismB’chasdei Hashem the wave of Islamic terror that began in Israel on erev Rosh Hashanah 5776 has dissipated significantly. Just this week, an ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) official briefed the cabinet on the decline in attacks as was reported by YWN-ISRAEL.

The ISA reported to the cabinet that 290 attacks were thwarted since the wave of terror began on Rosh Hashanah and efforts continue to calm the situation on Har Habayis as some are working hard to keep accusations of Israel overrunning Har Habayis in the forefront of the struggle. The ISA is also monitoring the situation, not willing to rule out the possibility that this is the quiet before the storm and the halt in attacks is simply to permit regrouping and planning for and escalation.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)