Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated that the terrorist who killed four soldiers in a ramming attack in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem Sunday afternoon was inspired by the ISIS terrorist organization.
"We are here after a brutal terrorist attack in which four soldiers were tragically murdered, three women and one man. We know the identity of the perpetrator, who by all indications is a supporter of the Islamic State. We have closed off the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood from which he came, and we are doing other things which I will not detail here." Netanyahu said in a statement in Hebrew,
He said that there may be a connection between today's ramming attack and other ISIS-inspired ramming attacks in Europe. "I have just come from a discussion with the Defense Minister, the Chief of Staff, the head of the Shin Bet, and others, about the appropriate action [we should take in response]. We know that there is a succession of attacks [around the world], and it could well be that there is also a connection between them, from France and Berlin, and now Jerusalem. We are fighting this scourge, and we're going to defeat it."
"I would like to express my condolences to the families, and of course my wishes for recovery to the injured. We will overcome this as we have overcome other terrorist attacks. There are a number of actions that we will not detail them now, things we will have to do to ensure that such incidents do not recur, so that we will be able to stop them when there are attempts such as this one." he said.