Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said that those behind the terror attack on a Tel Aviv bus Wednesday morning are the same people behind recent riots in the Beduin city of Rahat and a wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem.
He said that all of the events were the result of an incitement campaign led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Islamic Movement's Northern Branch Sheikh Raed Salah, Balad MK Hanin Zoabi and United Arab List MK Ahmed Tibi.
"They are all part of the same move to undermine Israel's right to exist as the Jewish state - and they see no difference between Judea, Samaria, the Negev, the Galilee, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem," Liberman said.
"They are all part of the same unit whose goal is to eliminate the Jewish state. Therefore we must act in a determined fashion against all of these people, who act under different names and in different arenas, but all in the name of the same goal: to kill Jews and to annihilate Israel.
Liberman praised officers from the Israel Prison Service's Nahshon unit who happened to be passing by at the time of the Tel Aviv attack and saved lives by capturing the terrorist.