Netanyahu cancels Germany visit to look after security at home
Netanyahu vowed tougher security measures, and thousands of Israelis demonstrated opposite his official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday to make sure he sticks to that promise.
Four Israelis have been killed since Thursday in a stabbing and a drive-by shooting perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists.
According to the news from the Orange County Register, Yisrael Katz, Netanyahu’s minister of intelligence and atomic energy, has told the Army Radio that, “Israel may have to consider a military operation to counter rising violence after Palestinian entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, where violence has been rising in recent weeks, was restricted”.
Palestinian activists clash with police as they protest the force feeding of detainee Muhammad Allan at Brazilai hospital on August 16, 2015 in Ashkelon, Israel.
Samri did not immediately say whether the assailant was Palestinian or a member of Israel’s Arab minority. Another Palestinian man, suspected of having stabbed and wounded an Israeli teen on Saturday, was shot dead by police in Jerusalem. The Israeli, lightly injured, drew a gun and shot the woman, seriously wounding her, police said.
The trip was part of a summit meeting between Israeli and German ministers.
The Israeli Embassy said Netanyahu had asked to postpone the talks because of the tense security situation. Netanyahu and several cabinet ministers had been originally due to leave for Germany on Wednesday morning and return late Thursday night but the trip was shortened yesterday and today canceled entirely.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under increasing pressure as Palestinian Arab extremists continue their bloody rampage against Jews in Jerusalem an elsewhere in Israel. Israel is in the middle of a days-long siege that has seen heightened clashes and tensions in Jerusalem.