A majority of Jewish Israelis said they support the statement that “any Palestinian who has perpetrated a terror attack against Jews should be killed on the spot, even if he has been apprehended and no longer poses a threat,” a recent Peace Index poll by the Israel Democracy Institute shows.
“The Jewish public is showing a very high and worrisome level of support for attacks on Arab perpetrators, and as we have already had occasion to realize, in moments of anxiety and confusion there is no great ability to distinguish between a perpetrator and a non-perpetrator,” the October 2015 Israel Peace Index reads.
Adding to this, 70 percent of Jews believe Israeli courts punish Palestinians who have been convicted of carrying out terror attacks too lightly.
Moments ago, a Palestinian stabbed security guard near Jerusalem. Assailant shot at scene. 6th terror attack in 3 days.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 8, 2015
In the recent tide of violence and protests, which began one month ago, more than seventy Palestinians have been killed, mainly during violent protests, along with 12 Israelis, who were mostly stabbing victims.