Erdan: There was no specific terror warning prior to Jerusalem attack

October 9, 2016 11:45


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Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said that there had not been a specific terror warning prior to Sunday morning's shooting attack in which eight people were wounded in Jerusalem.

Erdan described the attack as a "difficult event that took place at multiple scenes."

Erdan said that he could not give details on the attack due to a gag order on the investigation, but he did mention that the attacker, who was killed by police, had an Israeli identification card.

Erdan said that because thousands of reinforcements have been deployed in Jerusalem amid the High Holy Day season and because of the bravery of the police who shot the suspect, further bloodshed was prevented.

The minister said that incitement on social media continues to contribute to the spate of lone wolf terror attacks that have taken place over the past year.

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