Jewish Home Demands Response to Terror Murder
Jewish Home chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday evening handed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a list of demands following the murder of a Jewish couple in a terrorist attack in Samaria.
Bennett is demanding that the government back security forces in their fight against terrorists, the immediate building of a neighborhood or town in response to each terrorist attack, and the immediate re-arrest and return to jail of terrorists freed in the Shalit deal.
“There is one way to stop terrorism – and that is that our enemy will understand that terrorism no longer pays off. Jewish blood has become the most affordable commodity in the Middle East, and it is time to charge a price for that,” Bennett said.
In Thursday evening’s attack, Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin, a young couple in their 30s were murdered in front of their four children, as their car was shot at by the terrorists.
The four children were rescued safely. The attack took place as the familywas driving in the area between Elon Moreh and Itamar, near the village of Beit Furik.
Israeli ministers lost no time in condemning the terror attack, connecting it with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s UN speech the day before in which he announced the PA is abandoning the Oslo Accords.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said, “Abbas is inciting and the on the ground they are incited, and this is how the murderous mechanism that motivates murderous terror attacks in Judea and Samaria works.”
“This type of incident is more proof that the Palestinians do not want peace but rather hatred, not dialogue but rather incitement and hatred. I strengthen the hands of the security forces in their search after the lowly murderers,” she added.
Also blaming Abbas was Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home), who said, “This murderous incident that leaves behind a family orphaned of its parents is an outcome and direct continuation of Abbas’s mask of lies at the UN yesterday.”
“The responsibility is his, and his alone, and he must give an accounting for it. The response to the awful murder must be the annexation of Area C, an expansion of the settlement in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria,” he said, calling for the myriad of blocs under full Israeli control in Judea and Samaria to be annexed.