“This is a terrible terror attack which proves the concept of hiding behind barriers is bankrupt,” Bennett said. He was referring to a plan to place concrete barriers at Jerusalem Light Rail stations in order to prevent hit-and-run terror attacks.
“It is not possible to barricade people in the streets. Rather we must put those responsible for incitement, fireworks and the rioters in jail. This is correct security policy,” he said. PA unity government chairman Mahmoud Abbas, he added, “has become [PLO chairman Yasir] Arafat’s successor, just in different clothes. He’s a terrorist in a suit and he must be treated that way.”
Lori Lowenthal Marcus contributed to this article.