Samaria (Shomron) Regional Council Chairman Gershon Mesika praised, Friday, the alertness of a guard in the Samarian Jewish community of Elon Moreh and soldiers from the Kefir anti-terror unit for preventing the infiltration of a knife-carrying terrorist into the community, Thursday evening. During the evening an explosive device was discovered and neutralized on the western-Binyamin highway connecting the Jewish community of Nachliel with the Arab village of Bitilu.
Referring to the two incidents, Mesika added, "Once again we see the murderous attempts of area Arabs, the fruit of the antisemitic education of the Palestinian Authority. Since the removal of roadblocks, terrorists can smuggle weapons and knives without interference." He concluded, "The government of Israel must give the Israel Defense Forces all the tools for the war against terror in order to prevent the coming attempts at attacks."