Palestinian National Authority

Denying aid to Palestinian refugees doesn't promote peace

Denying aid to Palestinian refugees doesn't promote peace

What’s the best way to fight terrorism? The U.S. has certainly tried a variety of tactics since 9/11, including direct military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq with limited success. Even the death of Osama bin Laden seven years ago hasn’t thwarted the growth of terrorist organizations, which now number in the hundreds. Nor has it stopped suicide bombings and similar attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan or Syria, the last of which left 255 dead in the city of As-Suwayda earlier this summer.

No, the most effective anti-terrorism strategy is to prevent recruitment in the first place. Terrorism thrives when young people — primarily young men — are radicalized. Groups generally look for...

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