A furious New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) responded to the murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin Thursday night by Arab terrorists, telling Arutz Sheva that Israel is dealing with "animals."

In the attack, which was claimed by the "armed wing" of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, the young couple were gunned down while driving in their car as their four children sat in the backseat, just outside of Itamar in Samaria.

"A six-month-old who was left without a mother, without a father," said a visibly shaken Hikind. "When does this murder end?"

"Who's to blame for this? None other than the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, who incites the Palestinians on a regular basis."

Attacking Abbas, the Jewish assemblyman noted that "in spite of the fact that he wears a tie, he is no different than Yasser Arafat and the other murderers and the other terrorists. He is the same."

According to the New York Democrat, Israel should ignore world pressure and do "whatever it needs to do to protect its citizens."

"Our enemies have one goal, and that is to murder Jews - men, women and children," said Hikind, before taking an emotion filled pause. "As a father of three children, six grandchildren of ages similar to these children...to lose a mother and a father driving on a road?"

"What kind of animals would take a machine gun and just kill innocent people? Who are we dealing with?," he asked. "Why are we fooling ourselves for a single moment to think that there's someone to talk to about peace?"