“We’re in the midst of a wave of terror,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, after a week in which Palestinian violence against Israelis spiked.
Three incidents occurred just on Wednesday alone, in which Israelis were stabbed and stoned by Palestinians in Kiryat Gat, Jerusalem and the West Bank road that leads to the capital’s Har Homa neighborhood.
“We are taking strong action against the terrorists, rioters and inciters,” said Netanyahu as he visited the Israel Police’s Jerusalem District command center.
“We have boosted our forces and are using all necessary means and methods in the fight against this terrorism,” Netanyahu said.
He held security discussions at the command center with ministers, Israel Police Acting Commissioner Bentzi Sau and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.
On Tuesday he flew by helicopter to the Samaria Brigade headquarters where he also spoke about security with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot.
He praised the efforts of security forces and the level headedness of Israeli citizens.
“The goal of terrorism is to sow fear and the first order in defeating terrorism is to be level-headed and resilient, both nationally and personally.
“We have known worse times than this and we will also overcome this wave of terrorism with determination, responsibility and unity,” Netanyahu said.
“Civilians are at the forefront of the war against terrorism and must also be on maximum alert,” Netanyahu said.
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