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Islamic terror attacking Jerusalem, like other major cities around the world
By Lahav Harkov
As Jerusalem continues to reel from Friday's terror attack at the capital's light rail, Israeli politicians lament the increase in Islamic terrorism in Israel and across the globe.
The stabbing attack on Jerusalem’s light rail Friday is another terrifying example of Islamic terrorism’s impact on cities around the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following the attack.
“The terrorism of radical Islam strikes the world’s capitals. Unfortunately, it struck the capital of Israel – Jerusalem – today,” he stated.
“A Palestinian terrorist murdered a 23-year-old student, a citizen of Great Britain, in cold blood,” the premier said, sending condolences in the name of all of Israel.
The Palestinian terrorist, a 57-year-old man from east Jerusalem, also wounded two Israelis.
Netanyahu added that security forces are constantly fighting terrorism and prevented several attacks in recent days.
“Our forces will continue protecting Israelis around the clock,” he said.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon also likened the stabbing attack to others that have occurred in cities around the world.