JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon attributed increased terror attacks over the past several months to the political process with the Palestinian Authority.
Three soldiers have been killed in less than two months, one stabbed to death as he napped on a bus by a 16-year-old, another killed by a sniper's bullet to the neck, and a third bludgeoned to death by an Arab he had worked with at a restaurant.
The former IDF chief of staff has often said there will be no end to the conflict as long as the Palestinian Authority refuses to acknowledge Israel's right to exist as the Jewish nation state and feeds its population a diet of hatred.
"I have no doubt that what is happening now is the result of the political process," Ya'alon told participants at an event honoring former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan in Tel Aviv. "Our victims are victims of the diplomatic process."