Liberman: The Government Must Act Against Terror

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says the government must take harsh action against the ongoing terrorism in recent weeks.

Elad Benari,

Avigdor Liberman
Avigdor Liberman
Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash 90

The Israeli government must take action in the wake of the continued terrorist attacks, Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Liberman said on Thursday night, following the murderous attack in Samaria.

"There are no words to console the poor children for the terrible tragedy. Only a harsh and decisive reaction against the murderers, their dispatchers and the inciters led by Mahmoud Abbas will make it clear that Israel will not accept terrorist attacks,” said Liberman.

"This murder joins the murder of Alexander Levlovich on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the rocket fire on Ashkelon and Ashdod, and the series of other terrorist incidents, and we expect the government to take action and not just speak words. Now the burden of proof is on the government,” he added.

Opposition leader MK Yitzhak Herzog responded to the attack as well, writing on Twitter, “The murder in Samaria which sidelined the joy of the holiday is vile and very painful. I share in the pain and mourning of the family and community who are in anguish right now.”

“At this moment we must allow the IDF and the security forces to act quickly and decisively to capture the killers while working in the field as required,” he added.

Israeli ministers earlier lost no time in condemning the terror attack, connecting it with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas's UN speech the day before in which he announced the PA is abandoning the Oslo Accords.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said, "Abbas is inciting and the on the ground they are incited, and this is how the murderous mechanism that motivates murderous terror attacks in Judea and Samaria works."

"This type of incident is more proof that the Palestinians do not want peace but rather hatred, not dialogue but rather incitement and hatred. I strengthen the hands of the security forces in their search after the lowly murderers," she added.

Also blaming Abbas was Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home), who said, "This murderous incident that leaves behind a family orphaned of its parents is an outcome and direct continuation of Abbas's mask of lies at the UN yesterday."

"The responsibility is his, and his alone, and he must give an accounting for it. The response to the awful murder must be the annexation of Area C, an expansion of the settlement in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria," he said, calling for the myriad of blocs under full Israeli control in Judea and Samaria to be annexed.




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