Netanyahu: New kind of terror is a challenge

Prime Minister says he has no doubt that 'eventually, we will defeat' the new 'lone terrorist' onslaught.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted Monday afternoon at a Likud faction meeting to the terror attack in Jerusalem that took place shortly before, in which 11 people were wounded.

"A few minutes ago," he wrote, "we were told about another car ramming terror attack, this time in Jerusalem.

"I would like to send wishes of recovery to all of the wounded. I would like to praise the actions, in recent months, of civilians and police, of soldiers and members of the security forces. Their quick and resolute action, time after time, saves lives and prevents much heavier disasters."

"We are facing a new kind of terror," he added. "A terror of lone perpetrators. It challenges not only us, but also other countries in the world, and we are constantly taking action to fight this terror. I have no doubt that in the end, we will defeat it."

The car-ramming attack took place in central Jerusalem, close to the capital's iconic Chords Bridge.

Six of the wounded victims were evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek hospital, two of them in moderate condition: a 65-year-old woman and a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler. The remainder were hospitalized with light injuries.

Five others were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital with light injuries.

The terrorist was eliminated at the scene.