Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat encouraged the residents of the capital not to let terrorism effect their holiday plans in the aftermath of a vehicular attack in the city that left five people wounded earlier on Friday.
"Come celebrate in Jerusalem," Barkat said, "especially now."
"We will not allow terrorism to disrupt our lives," he said, vowing to continue to fight violence "without compromise."
"I want to commend the security forces, police units and citizens for their vigilance," Barkat said, praising the swift response to the incident, which prevented further casualties.
"Our answer to terror is to continue with our daily lives," he said, adding that Purim festivities in the capital would go forwards as planned.
Security and police presence will be heightened in the city in light of the attack, which was carried out by an east Jerusalem resident, who was shot and wounded by a security gaurd after he rammed his vehicle into a group of pedestrians standing at a rail station.
"I invite all of the citizens of Israel to celebrate Purim in Jerusalem and to strengthen our city."