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"This is your shift": Ben Gvir visited the scene of the massacre in Jerusalem Israel today


The Minister of National Security visited Neve Ya'akov after the massacre in the neighborhood • Residents turned to him with calls of support and encouragement, along with cries of grief and abuse • The chairman of Otzma Yehudit on the spot: "We will make sure to respond with a heavy hand, the civilian weapons policy must be changed"

The Minister of National Security and Chairman of Otzma Yehudit Itamar Ben Gvir visited the scene of the serious attack that took place last night (Friday) in Neve Yaakov in Jerusalem.

In the incident, seven civilians were murdered and at least three others were injured near the Aterat Avraham Synagogue in the neighborhood during Shabbat evening prayer. This is the first significant security incident. which takes place during the tenure of Ben Gabir, a month since the beginning of the term of the sixth Netanyahu government. 

Ben Gvir with eyewitnesses to the attack, photo: Efrat Fursher

"We will respond with a heavy hand."

The Minister of National Security at the scene of the attack, photo: Reuters

"I left the Shabbat table, my wife and the children to come here," he told the residents of the area who shouted at him calls of support and encouragement, along with calls of abuse.

The residents called to take a tough hand and respond to the incident harshly.

Some of the residents of the neighborhood shouted "death to terrorists" at him.

"death to terrorists".

Chants towards Minister Ben Gabir at the scene of the attack in Neve Ya'akov, photo: Reuters

One of the eyewitnesses to the massacre turned to the minister in tears: "If only I had a weapon, I could have prevented more deaths in the attack", the minister replied with a hug and promised in front of the cameras a change in the civilian weapons policy.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Ben Gabir and arrived at the scene of the event. 

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Source: israelhayom

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