Within half an hour of Thursday's bulldozer terror attack in Jerusalem, the city's mayor, Nir Barakat, was on the scene near the Malha Mall to personally inspect the situation.
"The attack targeted us for no reason other than the fact that we live in Jerusalem," said Barkat on the scene. "This was an attack carried out exclusively for the purpose of harming civilians."
He also thanked police, security forces and civilians who stopped the attack, and vowed that "everyone involved in the attack" would be brought to justice.
Two police officers were lightly wounded in the terror attack, and several civilians were treated for shock.