Netanyahu vows “strong, swift and precise” response after Palestinian attack on Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a “strong, swift and precise” response to “terror” after two Palestinian attacks in East Jerusalem on Saturday, one of which, in a Jerusalem suburb, killed seven people, AFP reported.

“Our response will be strong, swift and precise,” the Israeli prime minister told reporters before an emergency meeting of the small defense cabinet. “We are not expecting an expansion, but we are not prepared for any scenario,” he added.

On Friday night, a 21-year-old Palestinian shot dead seven people during Shabbat prayers near a synagogue in East Jerusalem, and was killed after a chase.

The attack came a day after an Israeli army attack in Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank killed nine Palestinians.

On Saturday morning, two people, a father and his son, were wounded by a 13-year-old Palestinian in East Jerusalem.

After Friday night’s attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised “immediate measures” without elaborating and called on Israelis not to bring justice to themselves, but to leave it to the military and police.

The Israeli army said on Saturday it was reinforcing its establishment in the West Bank with a battalion.

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