ISRAELI PM NETANYAHU: Islamic terrorism is flooding the world from Jakarta to California
The prime minister says the struggle against terrorism will take time but that Israel is fighting hard.
“Islamic terrorism is inundating the world and inciting millions in many countries, from Jakarta to Africa to California,” the prime minister said at Hadassah-University Medical Center, on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus, where he also visited a soldier who was wounded in an attack near Beit El earlier this week. “We are part of this turmoil, it is not skipping over us, and we are fighting it with great strength and will continue to do so,” he said.
Netanyahu said the security forces were engaged in a “very major effort” to tamp down the terrorism and ticked off the steps taken since Wednesday’s attack.
Security personnel made a number of arrests in Kabatiya overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, operating in the village near Jenin from which three Palestinians – armed with guns, knives and explosives – set out for their deadly attack at Damascus Gate.
Cohen and the hospitalized border police woman, known only by her first name, Ravit, were part of a three-person patrol along with their commander. They had only been drafted a couple months before and their deployment at Damascus Gate was part of their training.
The Police and Border Police have come under criticism for deploying the two women at the site – one of the most dangerous flash points in the country – so soon after their mobilization.
The IDF placed Kabatiya under a semi-closure, allowing for the passage of all humanitarian goods, but placing restrictions on the movements by residents in and out of the town.
The IDF Engineering Corps units, together with the IDF Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria, mapped out the homes of the three terrorists in the village ahead of their expected demolition.
“Kabatiya is cordoned off,” the prime minister said during his hospital visit. “The IDF and the [Shin Bet] Israel Security Agency are carrying out widespread arrests. We have revoked many work permits in Israel, and the attorney-general
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