Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday called for the government to deny residency to those living in east Jerusalem who are involved in terrorist activity, ahead of an emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the recent escalation of terrorist attacks.
Liberman said in a statement that he expects several particular decisions to be clearly made by the security cabinet. He said that no terrorist should survive a terrorist attack, Israel should adopt the United States' open-fire regulations and deny residency to those in east Jerusalem involved in terrorism.
Israel should also "begin using emergency law and institute a military government everywhere it is necessary to eradicate terrorism," he said.
"I remind the prime minister and cabinet members: words do not stop terrorists. Security is gained through an iron fist."
Liberman's comments came in the aftermath of four terrorist attacks that struck the streets of Israel in under two hours on Tuesday morning.
Two terror attacks took place at two separate locations in Jerusalem, resulting in the deaths of three Israelis and causing injuries to several others.
In the first attack, two Jewish men were stabbed to death, and three others seriously wounded in a gun and knife attack on an Egged bus in the capital’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, located next to the flashpoint Arab neighborhood Jabel Mukaber.
In a separate attack on Malkei Israel Street In the haredi neighborhood of Geula in the capital, a Palestinian terrorist drove his vehicle into a group of several people waiting at a bus stop. He then exited his car with a meat cleaver and began attacking the wounded and others with the implement.
Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, 60, was killed, apparently both from the vehicular attack and the axe wounds while two other people were seriously injured.
In addition, there were two stabbing attacks in the city of Ra'anana on Tuesday morning.
The first stabbing attack took place on Tuesday morning in Ra'anana at a bus stop outside of city hall.
According to police reports, a 22-year-old male terrorist from east Jerusalem approached the bus stop outside of city hall and stabbed a 32-year-old man in his neck and stomach. Civilians in the area subdued the terrorist until police forces arrived on the scene.
MDA paramedics transported the lightly wounded victim to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba. The terrorist was also transported to the hospital with light-to-moderate wounds he received when civilians subdued him.
A second stabbing attack took place an hour and a half later on Jerusalem Street in Ra'anana. A terrorist from east Jerusalem pulled out a knife and began stabbing civilians in front of a cafe. According to reports by MDA, three victims were lightly injured and one was in critical condition after sustaining stab wounds to his upper body.
A passing driver saw what was happening and rammed his car into the terrorist. The driver, with the assistance of another man, subdued the attacker until police forces arrived on the scene.
These incidents are the latest in a spate of stabbing attacks to hit Israel in the past two weeks.
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