Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, who is a member of the security cabinet, became the first minister to call the current wave of violence a "war" Tuesday night.
"We are in the midst of a war against ISIS-style Muslim extremist terror," Katz told Channel 2. "We are in an emergency situation. There are murderers here who are motivated by hatred and we cannot allow Jews to continue to get harmed. There is an intifada of incitement. We must restore deterrence, so I must ask all the higher than thou who scold us to understand our current reality."
Katz (Likud) said he would file his bill calling for the expulsion of terrorists' family members Wednesday.