On Friday, Israeli police apprehended four of the six Palestinian prisoners who had escaped from prison a few days earlier. They reportedly sought shelter and food in Arab villages, but the locals were unwilling to help them, and in fact assisted in their capture. Although the past few days have seen rocket fire from Gaza, and stabbing and shooting attacks from the West Bank, there has been no outbreak of mass demonstrations—contrary to the grim expectations of Israeli security officials, who feared a repeat of the rioting in Arab communities last summer. Aaron Lerner writes:
Why Didn’t Palestinians or Israeli Arabs Rally in Support of Fugitive Terrorists?
In Yemen, Iran Is Preparing for Its Next War with Israel
In the past few weeks, Houthi rebels backed by Iran have escalated their attacks on Saudi and Emirati positions in Yemen. On September 4, they also launched multiple ballistic-missile and drone attacks on several Aramco facilities within Saudi Arabia. The U.S. removed some of its anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia a week later, rendering the kingdom even more vulnerable. The Houthis—who mark every missile and drone launch by chanting their slogan, “God is great, death to America, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam!”—are part of the network of militias and proxy groups Tehran dubs the “axis of resistance,” which also operate in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the Gaza Strip. Michael Segall writes: