Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Octobe 8, 2015.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about Israel's ability to overcome the current wave of terror that it is facing and said on Tuesday that he was sure that Israel would overcome the current threat as it has overcome other threats that it faced in the past.
"I know that we live in a stormy area. Extremist Islam is surrounding us and is also sending its arms into Israel," Netanyahu said at a meeting about affordable housing in Afula.
"We are currently in a struggle against a wave of terror. Previously it was rockets and now it is knives," the prime minister said, referring to the rockets that fell in Israel during last year's Operation Protective Edge with Gaza and to the dozens of knife attacks that Israel has faced in the past few weeks.
Netanyahu said that Israel overcame the Gaza war and it will also overcome the current terror wave but it will require great perseverance.
He said that Israel was investing in means to fight terror and did not recoil from taking the required steps to destroy it.
"We know that in the end we rely on our will power. The iron will of our people who have been here for the last 100 years overcomes all obstacles and develops our country in a way that astonishes people around the world."