When wedding revelers are imitating and glorifying the real-life murder of an Arab family, Israel has a problem.
Terrorism is not an easily defined term. If a terrorist murders someone, how does that, for example, differ from a felony crime? The distinction, most social scientists agree, is in the aim: Terrorism is violence perpetrated against civilian targets in order to achieve a political aim. A key component is fear, instilling in innocent civilians the fear that at any moment, without any warning, their lives could be snatched away. In other words, terrorism is an act of war, but not against military targets.