Netanyahu after Jerusalem bus bomb: We will settle accounts with terrorists
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a stunned crowd of the Jerusalem bus bombing during a speech he delivered in Binyamina on Monday evening.
“We will find whoever prepared and dispatched the explosives, as well as those who helped them,” he said. “We will settle accounts with those terrorists.”
“We’re in a constant battle against terrorism – terrorism of knives, of shootings, and of missiles. And also of tunnels. Israel made a great achievement in our efforts to find the terror tunnels,” said Netanyahu, referring to Monday’s announcement of the discovery of a Hamas tunnel leading into Israel.
Police confirmed that a bus explosion in the industrial area of Jerusalem’s Talpiot neighborhood early Monday evening that wounded 21 people was the result of a bomb.
President Reuven Rivlin offered his prayers for those wounded in the incident. He referred to the IDF’s uncovering in the morning of a tunnel leading from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.
“On a day like this when in the morning, our dedicated security forces uncover a tunnel of destruction in the South and then in the evening shocked civilians are taken to the hospital at the end of a routine day, it is clear to everyone that our fight against terror will not end. We will chase and catch any person that seeks to do us harm until quiet is achieved,” Rivlin said.
The Hamas terror organization praised Monday’s bombing, calling it “the natural response to Israeli crimes, particularly the field executions it conducts, and the assaults on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Islamic Jihad also justified the attack, saying that it “delivered the message that the Intifada would continue.”