Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged citizens not to take the law into their own hands and promised a strong and swift response to the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. This statement was made by the head of the Jewish government on January 28 during a meeting of the security cabinet.
“Our response will be strong, fast and accurate. Anyone who tries to harm us, we will harm ourselves. And to everyone who helps them, ”The Times of Israel quoted the politician as saying.
The prime minister urged citizens not to commit unjust actions. He recalled that the days of the Jewish underground have already passed and the state has an army, government and security forces that will do their job.
“We are not looking for escalation, but we are ready for any scenario,” Netanyahu added.
Earlier in the day, two people were injured in a shooting at the City of David archaeological site in East Jerusalem. Two men aged 22 and 45 were injured, both were taken to the hospital in serious condition. Later it became known that a 13-year-old teenager arranged the shooting, he has already been interrogated. During the attack, the attacker was injured by witnesses of the incident and sent to the hospital.
On January 27, a terrorist attack took place in the Neve Yaakov area, as a result of which eight people were killed, including the attacker. Another 10 were injured. The attack took place in a synagogue, after which the attacker began to shoot at people when they rushed into the street.
Later, the Israeli police announced the detention of 42 people during the investigation of this terrorist attack.
In turn, the main Palestinian groups operating in the West Bank of the Jordan River and in the Gaza Strip called the terrorist attack near the synagogue in East Jerusalem a natural reaction to the crimes of the Israeli authorities against their people.
The Russian embassy in Jerusalem reported that there was no information about citizens of the Russian Federation who suffered as a result of the terrorist attack in the synagogue.
Later, on January 28, UN Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned the terrorist attack near a synagogue in East Jerusalem. He drew particular attention to the fact that the attack was committed on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.