Labor leader Isaac Herzog praised the response to the stabbing attack in Tel Aviv that left nine Israelis injured when a West Bank resident attacked passengers on a bus in the city center.
He commended the "swift response" of the many bodies that dealt with events as they unfolded Wednesday morning, from police and security forces to emergency and medical teams that rushed to the scene.
"We will not accept a situation where the citizens of Israel feel insecure and cannot take public transportation in peace," Herzog said after the attack that rattled Tel Aviv residents.
The Labor leader said Israel would give its utmost support to the IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) to continue the "uncompromising" war against terror "anywhere Israel is threatened" – whether within the borders of the country or beyond.
"There is no sense of security today for the citizens of Israel, not in Jerusalem, not in communities bordering Gaza, and not in Tel Aviv," Herzog said vowing to take a tough stance against terrorist organizations and those who stand at their helm.