Israel may revoke permits to terrorists' relatives

Netanyahu orders to look into new measures against terrorism following deadly attack at Damascus Gate.

Elad Benari,

Israeli forces at scene of Damascus Gate shooting
Israeli forces at scene of Damascus Gate shooting
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Israel will consider new measures against terrorism, it was decided on Wednesday evening at a security discussion led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, following the deadly shooting and stabbing attack at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate earlier in the day. 

Among the measures Netanyahu is considering is the revocation of work permits in Israel to families of terrorists.

Meanwhile, at the same discussion it was decided that the IDF would impose a closure on Kabatiyah in northern Samaria - the Palestinian town from which the three Arab terrorists arrived.

Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, 19, of Or Yehuda was killed in the attack Wednesday, making her the 31st victim in the ongoing terror wave. She is survived by her parents, a brother and a sister. 

The attack occurred when a team of officers noticed two young people at the Damascus Gate who aroused suspicions. The officers approached and demanded to see identification, when the terrorists began shooting and stabbing. 

A third terrorist approached and fired a few shots at Israeli forces, but was prevented from causing more damage by a faulty gun brake. 

The commander of the Border Police team, along with other security forces at the scene, opened fire and eliminated the terrorists.

Another Border Police officer was wounded in the attack and was taken to hospital, where her condition later improved. On Wednesday evening she was visited by police chief Roni Alsheich, who commended her for efforts which prevented a bigger attack.




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