A Palestinian woman paints a mural, depicting a masked Palestinian holding a knife, in support of Palestinians committing stabbing attacks against Israelis, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip November 3, 2015. 
Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

As Palestinian stabbing attacks have spread throughout Israel and the Palestinian territories in recent months, Israelis have once again started questioning the role of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in tolerating or even encouraging violence. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site of a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Otniel this past January, he said, “Palestinian incitement is what is causing terrorism.” At a cultural event in March, the Israeli minister of science, technology, and space, Ofir Akunis, echoed Netanyahu’s sentiment, saying, “The [Palestinian] Authority has embarked on an extreme campaign of incitement against Israel

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