Security Cabinet to Convene to Discuss Tel Aviv Attack

'We will act firmly and intelligently,' says Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Netanyahu at the scene of the shooting attack in Tel Aviv, June 9, 2016.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to convene the security-diplomatic cabinet at military headquarters in Tel Aviv at 12:30 P.M. on Thursday to discuss possible steps following the terror attack in the city the night before in which four Israelis were killed.

Netanyahu, who held security consultations at the Kirya military headquarters immediately upon return from Moscow on Wednesday evening, visited the site of the attack at Sarona Market overnight.

The prime minister toured the site together with Defense Minister Avidgor Lieberman and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan. The three were briefed by the Tel Aviv district police chief.

"There was a very difficult event here, of cold-blooded murder by heinous terrorists," Netanyahu said. "We held a discussion on a string of offensive and defensive measures that we will take to act against this phenomenon, the grave phenomenon of shooting. It is definitely challenging us and we will respond to it."

"There will be firm action by other security elements, not only to locate anyone who cooperated with this murder, but also to prevent further actions. We will act firmly and intelligently," the prime minister said.