IDF deploys reinforcements fearing murderers could carry out another terror attack

Just a few hours after the late Rabbi Raziel Shevach was laid to rest, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises to find the terrorists: "It's only a matter of time." Meanwhile, Israeli security forces are still searching for the terrorists who murdered the rabbi yesterday, fearing that they could carry out another terror attack.
IDF reinforcements deployed to the area of the terror attack Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Wednesday evening that he is committed to catching the terrorists who murdered the late Rabbi Raziel Shevach. Netanyahu said that the head of the Shin Bet updated him regarding its intense investigation into the terror attack. “I have no doubt that it’s only a matter of time, I hope not a lot of time, until we get to the murderers,” Netanyahu said during an annual event for foreign reporters. “We are committed to this.”

Netanyahu even applauded US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, “who tweeted the truth, unvarnished, straight forward.” Netanyahu mentioned highlights from Friedman’s tweets, stating that the Palestinian government supports murderers. “People like this who sit in prison receive $350 million each year. This is unacceptable,” Netanyahu added.

Meanwhile, the IDF is still searching for the armed terror cell that murdered Shevach, fearing that the terrorists could attempt to carry out another terror attack. Therefore, the IDF has reinforced its troops in the area both in response to Shevach’s funeral attendees, who called for revenge, in an attempt to prevent any further conflicts and in order to apprehend the terrorists.

As reported earlier on Wednesday by JOL, hundreds of people attended Shevach’s funeral. The father of six was shot by terrorists in a drive-by attack on Route 60. Shevach was buried in Havat Gilad even though the outpost lacks a cemetery, becoming the first person to be buried in the small community.



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