Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for Israelis to be patient and brave in the long battle against terrorism, speaking at a Likud faction meeting Monday.
Netanyahu came to the meeting following a tour of the Gush Etzion junction, where several recent deadly terrorist attacks took place.
"We are in a persistent war against terror by individuals who are exposed to incitement mainly on social media," he stated. "It is expressed sometimes in shootings, but mostly through knives, scissors, ramming attacks and other means that unfortunately cost a heavy price, including today."
The battle against terrorism requires "patience, courage and persistence," Netanyahu said, but expressed certainty that it will be won.