A terror attack was foiled in Kfar Chabad on Thursday when a man was caught carrying weapons into the Chassidic community.
When the man was searched, he was found to be carrying an axe, a knife and a club, in addition to the flag of the Hamas terrorist organization, Ynet reported.
The would-be terrorist was arrested and transferred to security personnel for questioning.
The Chief Rabbi of Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi released a public letter addressing the security crisis, calling on residents to recite psalms chapters 20, 22, 69, and 130 after the morning service and to carry out other activities in the schools.
Rabbi Ashkenazi also called on residents to stop employing Arab construction workers during the current wave of terror. He urged Kfar Chabad residents to suspend working with Arab construction workers during the crisis, or “at least provide an armed security guard to oversee the construction workers,” according to a report by CrownHeights.info.
The rabbi also asked residents to join the community’s security patrol, for those capable of doing so, and emphasized, “One who cannot suspend working with Arabs in the coming days must place an armed guard in the area.”