Samaria Regional Council Deputy Chief Davidi Ben-Zion spoke out harshly against the government following the deadly terror attack in Huwara, which killed two brothers: Hillel and Yagel Yaniv.
"The miracle which occurred two days ago did not occur today. At the same spot where a girl was injured by a thrown rock, two innocent Samaria residents were murdered an hour ago," Ben Zion wrote on Facebook.
Later in his post, he declared, "The village of Huwara must be erased, this place is a terror nest, and the punishment has to be on everyone.
Enough with the pretty talk of building and fortifying settlements," he called on the members of the government, adding, "The time has come that the state of Israel reinstates the deterrence that we lost a long time ago. The blood of our children is spilled there on the streets of Huwara, and there is no place for mercy.
Yeshiva students Hillel and Yagel Yaniv, 22 and 20, respectively, were murdered Sunday when a terrorist opened fire at their vehicle in Huwara, a Palestinian Arab town in Samaria through which Israelis regularly travel in order to reach Jewish communities in the area.
Following the attack, Finance Minister and Knesset Security Committee member Bezalel Smotrich wrote: "The heart is torn with sorrow for the brutal murder of the brothers Hillel and Yagel Yaniv from the settlement of Har Bracha in the terrorist attack in Huwara. I myself passed there a few minutes before the attack, and every day many thousands of Jews pass there on the road. Every Jew is a target for those bloodthirsty terrorists."
"I call on the Prime Minister to return the Israeli delegation from Aqaba immediately. 'Calm' will only be achieved when the IDF hits the cities of terror and its perpetrators mercilessly with tanks and helicopters. We will demand an immediate convening of the cabinet to make decisions," said Smotrich.