Question of the Day
Since the time that Israel began deploying a border barrier between itself and Palestine, has the number of Israeli residents killed by Palestinians generally increased, decreased, or remained the same?
Shortly after Israel began deploying a system of fences and walls in 2002 known as the "West Bank Barrier," the number of Israeli residents killed by Palestinians began plummeting and has stayed at greatly reduced levels ever since. While other factors also played a role in this decline, Palestinian leaders have explicitly stated that this barrier restricts their ability to carry out suicide bombings in Israel. In response to the recent opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Palestinians attempted to blow up this barrier so they could enter Israel and execute terror attacks.