Givat Assaf Leaders Ask PM for Meeting About Legalizing Outpost

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Israeli forces at the scene of the attack, Thursday. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

 

In the wake of the terror attack near Givat Assaf on Thursday, the community’s secretariat has requested an urgent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to discuss its future.

Along with many other outpost communities in Yehudah and Shomron, Givat Assaf has renewed its call for the government to legalize its status as a fitting response to the terrorism in the region.

A statement from the secretariat said that such action is necessary “in order to allow life to be added to the place where it has been cut off.”

On Thursday afternoon, a Palestinian terrorist opened fire at the bus stop near Givat Assaf, killing two soldiers, critically injuring a third and seriously wounding a civilian woman, before fleeing the scene. Givat Assaf is about a mile and a half from Ofra.

Meanwhile on Thursday, PM Netanyahu said that, among a series of other measures in response to the violence, he has asked Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to take steps toward the legalization of Ofra, where a terror attack took place on Sunday.