(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."
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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.
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.