Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a security assessment with senior officials on late Wednesday afternoon, following which his office announced a series of measures in response.
They include expedited demolition of the terrorists’ families’ homes, to begin within 48 hours; continued pursuit of the perpetrators and destruction of their support network; further administrative detention of Hamas members in Yehudah and Shomron; reinforcement of IDF units in Yehudah and Shomron; enhanced security in the region, especially at road checkpoints; cordoning off El-Bireh and revocation of permits of terrorists’ families and accomplices.
At the same time, the prime minister said that he would act to normalize the status of thousands of homes in Yehudah and Shomron that were built with government backing but were not legalized until now, in some case over decades.
In addition, he said that he has asked Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to take legal steps to legalize 82 homes in Ofra.
“They seek to uproot us from our land. They will not succeed,” PM Netanyahu concluded.