Minister Aharonovich. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Minister Aharonovich. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Minister Aharonovich warns that Palestinian terror attacks in Jerusalem will continue to be difficult to prevent.

Minister of Internal Security Yitzchak Aharonovich said Sunday that he estimates that the Palestinian terror that has been plaguing Jerusalem will persist.

Emerging from a visit with Saturday’s terror victims at Shaare Zedek Hospital, Aharonovich stated that “we have witnessed over the weekend a spike in terror incidents.” He commended the security forces for their quick and decisive action. “When an incident begins with a stabbing attack the correct response is to eliminate the terrorist,” he said in relation to the terror attack in Hebron on Saturday.

“The terror attacks in Jerusalem will continue,” he warned, “A single terrorist who decides to act on his own cannot be stopped.”

He announced the Jerusalem’s police has received reinforcement of another 500 personnel over the past few days.

Jerusalem has experienced a few months of relative calm after a wave of terror that struck the city during the last months of 2014.

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The scene of the latest terror attack in the capital. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Over the weekend the capital saw a string of terror attacks in the area.

A Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a group of police officers on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, moderately wounding a policewoman and lightly wounding two others. The terrorist was later captured.

In another incident, a Palestinian terrorist was shot at the A-Zaim checkpoint in northern Jerusalem on Friday night after he tried stabbing security forces manning the post.

In a third incident, which occurred on Saturday in Hebron, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a soldier in the neck as he was guarding the Cave of the Patriarchs. He was moderately wounded. The terrorist was shot and killed.

The most recent terror attack before this latest string of incidents occurred in Jerusalem on April 16, when an Arab rammed his car into two Israelis sitting at a bus stop, killing Shalom Cherki, 25, and critically wounding Shira Klein, 20.

By: Max Gelber, United with Israel

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