Dichter praises police 'determination', says attack could have been worse

Wednesday's terror attack in Jerusalem could have been far worse than it was, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter said hours after an Arab from the eastern side of the city plowed down Jaffa Road in a bulldozer running over everything in his path. "Civilians and police showed determination and prevented a far more devastating incident," Dichter said at the scene of the attack. "The terrorist took a vehicle that was used for work and utilized it to go on a murderous rampage." "One must remember that a third of Jerusalem residents are Arab, but all of Jerusalem is under Israeli sovereignty," he continued. "Anyone who thinks that they can sever chunks of Jerusalem and take them out of Israel's control is mistaken."