"This incident is very serious. I can't remember something like this - certainly not in recent years," he said at the opening of a Likud Beytenu faction meeting. "This is not a common phenomenon in the State of Israel and we cannot allow this attack to be repeated."
Netanyahu also offered his condolences to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
"Fighting crime is like fighting terror," Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avigdor Liberman said. "This is shocking and cannot be allowed to pass. We have to reach the right conclusions so these events don't happen again."