Knesset member Tali Gottlieb reacts to the murderous attack that happened this morning (Thursday) as she criticized the government: "So what if there are attacks. We will ask the Palestinians nicely and politely to stop."
The member of the Knesset wrote: "Let's caress the Palestinians! God forbid that we put up checkpoints in Judea and Samaria, it will disturb their lives. So what if there are attacks. We will ask the Palestinians nicely and politely to stop. We will ask the anti-Semitic Palestinians to calm down and consider the Americans and the agreement with Saudi Arabia. Complete stupidity, forgive me for saying so. Only by force and more force we can subdue terrorism. The right-wing government - act!"
The terrorist escaped by driving towards the Hashmonaim crossing where he was killed
Earlier, it was reported that the death of one of the injured individuals in the attack in Binyamin this morning has been confirmed. In the morning, a report was received about a car-ramming attack in Binyamin, during which a truck struck several civilians. As a result of the incident, four people were injured, one of them critically. The conditions of two other injured individuals were defined as serious and minor. As mentioned later, the death of one of them was confirmed.
The terrorist who carried out the attack fled in a vehicle towards the Hashmonaim checkpoint. Security personnel from the Ministry of Defense's Crossing Authority at the Hashmonaim checkpoint, following information received from the IDF, identified the terrorist and neutralized him. There are no additional casualties. The Hashmonaim checkpoint has been closed in both directions.
Apart from Tali Gottlieb: figures in the political system reacted to the attack
MDA reported: "MDA medics and paramedics provide medical treatment and refer to Shaare Zedek, Sheba-Tel Hashomer, and Shamir-Assaf Harofeh hospitals, 3 youth about 20 years old, including: 1 in critical condition with abdominal and head injuries, 1 in critical condition, conscious with abdominal injuries and 1 in a mild condition with bruises on the limbs." The fatally injured man was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Israel's Minister of Defense, Yoav Gallant, held a briefing shortly after the incident. Additionally, a security assessment with senior officials from the security apparatus will take place later.
Gallant himself responded to the attack, saying: "I extend my condolences to the family of the victim of this morning's vehicular attack and wish a full recovery to the injured. This was an attack with severe consequences. I highly appreciate the security forces for their determined action that led to the rapid neutralization of the terrorist." Benny Gantz, the leader of the Machane HaMamlachti party, and Michal Waldiger, a member of the Knesset from the religious Zionist party, also commented on the attack.