Worrying degree of support for Israeli attacks
On the afternoon of Monday, December 14, 11 Israelis were injured after a Palestinian man armed with an axe rammed his car into a bus stop on a crowded Jerusalem street.
Since the beginning of autumn, there have been more than 100 Palestinian attacks during two-and-a-half months of violence in Israel and the West Bank.
It is very rarely condemned for what it is: an attack on the civilian population of the only democracy in the Middle East.
According to a poll last week, 67% of Palestinians support stabbing attacks on Israelis. The poll - conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research - also found that 66% said that an armed intifada would "serve Palestinian national interests in ways that negotiations could not".
Is this not something worthy of comment in the Western media?
DR KEVIN MCCARTHY
Kinsale, Co Cork