Netanyahu visits site of terror attack, pledges to strengthen settlements

"Terrorism will not uproot a Jewish presence from the heart of our homeland."

Netanyahu visits site of terror attack in Givat Assaf, December 18, 2018 (GPO)
At the makeshift memorial at Givat Assaf where IDF soldiers Yosef Cohen and Yovel Mor Yosef were killed last Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel will strengthen the settlements “even more.”
Netanyahu went to the site after holding security consultations at the IDF headquarters in Binyamin.
He stressed at the site that security forces were hunting for the terrorist who killed Cohen and Mor Yosef. .
There were 100 arrests over the weekend, and another 36 yesterday,” he said. “It is only a matter of time before we find this murderer as well, just as we found the others.
Netanyahu said that terrorism will not uproot a Jewish presence from the “heart of our homeland."
Israel, he said, will “strengthen the settlements even more every time, as we did now, and we will take all measures, including additional steps against terrorism."
Netanyahu declared that Israel will not tolerate terrorists, neither from the Gaza Strip nor from the West Bank. He praised the residents of the settlements “for their resilience and strength in the face of this murderous terrorism,” as well as the IDF officers and soldiers “who protect the citizens of the country around the clock.”
Netanyahu was accompanied at Givat Assaf by the Bet El local council head Shai Alon.