Defense Minister visits scene of Friday terror attack

Defense Minister, Chief of Staff visit bereaved town, call on PA Chairman Abbas, UN Secretary-General to condemn Friday's terror attack.

Orly Harari,

Avigdor Liberman at the scene of the attack
Avigdor Liberman at the scene of the attack
Defense Ministry

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) and IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot on Saturday evening visited the Samaria town of Neve Tzuf (Halamish) and the home in which a terrorists murdered four family members on Friday night.

Afterwards, Liberman held a special meeting in the Judea and Samaria Command Center.

Both Liberman and Eizenkot also participated in a meeting with COGAT Yoav Mordechai, Military Intelligence Directorate Head Major General Herzi Halevi, Commander of IDF Central Command Roni Numa, Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brigadier General Lior Carmeli, Shabak (Israel Security Agency) representatives, and the Civil Authority.

During the meetings, Liberman received an update on Friday's terror attack, on the security situation and events, and on what IDF forces in the various areas are involved in. LIberman encouraged the IDF to expedite the destruction of the terrorist's home. He also asked the IDF to place reinforcements on the roads and various sensitive areas.

"We demand Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemn clearly and explicitly the slaughter which was carried out in the middle of a family's Shabbat (Sabbath) dinner, killing an entire innocent family, who had never harmed anyone," Liberman said.

"We also expect the UN Secretary General, who was so quick to demand an inquiry into the deaths of three Arab rioters who fought with our security forces, to condemn the terror attack in Halamish."

On Friday, a 19-year-old terrorist entered a family's Samaria home and stabbed four people. Three of the victims were killed and the fourth suffered moderate to serious wounds. The wife of one of the murdered victims managed to hide the family's children from the terrorists.




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