Daily Israel Report

London Police Official: Learn From Israel's War on Terror

"We must fight terrorism with the same virtues which have been shown in Israel," says assistant commissioner of London Police.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 9/10/2013, 1:12 AM

The world could learn a lesson from the way Israel fights terrorism, said Cressida Dick, the Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations at the London Police.

She spoke on Monday at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's (ICT) World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, taking place at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center (IDC).

“We are seeing some of our [terrorism fighting] techniques degraded by the day, particularly in the sphere of communications data,” she admitted.

“Despite all our efforts, there is much we don’t understand, and we cannot and should not pretend we can reduce the risk of terror attacks to zero. But we can and we must continue to learn to avoid complacency, to fight terrorism with all our skills and power, and do so with the same virtues which have over the years been shown in Israel.”