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Terrorists will not succeed in eliminating us, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared Monday, after a Palestinian stabbed an IDF soldier in Tel Aviv.
"The terrorism against us knows no borders. It is aimed at all parts of the country for a simple reason. The terrorists and those who incite to it want to get rid of us wherever we are. As far as they're concerned, we don't need to be in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or anywhere else," he said at a Likud faction meeting.
"I'll promise you one thing: They won't succeed," Netanyahu stated.
The prime minister vowed to fight terrorism
and defeat it, including incitement by the Palestinian Authority and radical Islam and those who call to destroy Israel.
"Those who protest against the State of Israel and in favor of the Palestinian state, I say to them, simply, go there, to the Palestinian Authority or Gaza," Netanyahu said. "I promise you that the State of Israel will not make it difficult for you, but for those who stay here, we will make it difficult if you are a rioter
or a terrorist."
Netanyahu described efforts to fight terrorism, including passing laws and destroying terrorists' homes, and declared that he will not tolerate rioting.
The prime minister called for all of Israel to be united in facing its current challenges.
"When we are united, we are stronger, and that is what we need today," he concluded.