Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened a security meeting Monday evening following terror attacks today (Monday, Nov. 10) in Tel Aviv, Gush Etzion and elsewhere around the country.
As ministers and security personnel gathered to assess the situation, President Reuven Rivlin called on public figures and leaders of Israel across the political spectrum to join forces against the challenges currently facing Israel.
Rivlin said in a statement that he places his trust in the security establishment, which will not rest until it returns the nation to normal life.
The president conveyed his deepest condolences to the family of the young woman who was taken from them in the terrorist attack, and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.
At about the same time, Hamas terror spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that his group “welcomes the heroic operations on the streets of the homeland and considers them a response to the occupation’s crimes against Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque.” He added that the attacks were a “message of warning to the occupation before the explosion of the situation” and urged Arabs to carry out more terror attacks.
Hamas is a partner in the Palestinian Authority unity government with Fatah leader and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, also known by his terrorist name, “Abu Mazen.”