Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday praised a joint IDF-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation, in which three Fatah men behind the fatal attack were killed.
"I want to praise the Shin Bet and the IDF on the speedy operation against the cell which murdered Rabbi Meir Chai," he said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. "Our policy against terrorism is clear. We will continue to respond aggressively - against any attack on Israeli citizens and against any firing of rockets or missiles at Israeli territory."
The West Bank raid took place on Saturday, less than 48 hours after Chai was gunned down near his home in northern Samaria.