Danon condemns J'lem stabbing as 'loathsome act of terror'

17-year-old Jewish youth seriously hurt by Arab in Ramot neighborhood; police suspect nationalistic motives, believe perpetrator fled to nearby village; Likud MK: Attack an example of Palestinians' culture of terror.

October 22, 2011 19:15
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LIKUD MK Danny Danon at the Temple Mount [file]

Danon 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

Likud MK Danny Danon on Saturday responded to the stabbing of a Jewish youth by an Arab man in Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood earlier in the day, saying "this loathsome act of terrorism is an example of the Palestinians' culture of terror."

The suspect fled the scene after having stabbed and seriously wounded a 17-year-old Jewish youth in Ramot, in what police believe was a nationalistically motivated attack.

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The deputy Knesset speaker said that Israel "must find this terrorist and destroy his home. Only aggressive action will succeed in stopping incidents of this kind from occurring in the future."

Danon stated that "after the generosity of the Schalit deal, the time has come to be firm in eradicating terror. I have requested from the prime minister that we destroy the homes of terrorists."

The victim of the stabbing attack, reportedly a yeshiva student, was taken to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem where he was undergoing surgery for his wounds.

Police forces were in pursuit of the attacker, who was suspected to have fled to the nearby village of Beit Iksa.

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