Listen, there are many opinions about the army among Palestinians. I'm not claiming that everybody understands the need for the army, but I think that all in all, they respect the army although there are many cases I hear about in which our army behaves in a way that doesn't make me proud. In general, I think that the solution is to minimize antagonism between ourselves and the Palestinian population and enable them to farm their lands, live their lives. Once they live their lives and can farm their lands without us harassing them and everything works out, we won't create the motivation to carry out suicide attacks. When their stomachs are full and there is employment—which isn't the case now—and they can provide for themselves and fulfill their needs without depending on us, the desire and need to hurt us will be reduced, much smaller.
I believe he was drugged; his mind was drugged. We need to deal with people who drug minds - clergy members, people who incite violence, those who preach it. A person who took explosives and went to blow himself up is simply weak in character, like a drug addict who can easily be influenced. I pity such a person.
You asked about the other work we do at the Forum; I want to tell you about the educational project and the three types of lectures. There are uni-national lectures, in which a Palestinian comes to a Palestinian classroom and talks there. We've achieved a lot during this past year, there are now Palestinian schools that let us come to their classes so that both Palestinians and Israelis can come and talk to the children. That's an incredible achievement because there is fear that we will induce situations that they don't want to occur.
During one of the talks, an Arab Israeli child who introduced himself as Palestinian, viewed himself as Palestinian, asked me what I think about the suicide bomber who killed my daughter. I said that I pity him. "What do you mean, you feel sorry for him?" I told him, "I don't think that a normal person, a sane person with a future in mind, a young man-- not some 90 year-old person terminally ill with cancer who knows he's got nothing to lose, but a young man with a future ahead of him-- an art student, a person with something to live for, studies, a chance to get ahead, does this. If such a person rigs a belt with explosives in order to kill himself and to kill others, it isn't natural."