Bibi: We Are in an Everlasting Struggle
The Fellowship | March 18, 2019
Today, Stand for Israel told you about the deaths of both a young IDF soldier and a rabbi who was also the father of 12 children, both at the hands of a terrorist in the West Bank. Now, The Times of Israel tells us that PM Netanyahu paid a visit to the scene of the attack, giving his condolences to the victims’ families and vowing a swift response:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday visited the site of a West Bank terror attack in which an IDF soldier and a civilian were killed a day earlier, saying Israeli forces were closing in on the perpetrator and that the government’s response will include settlement construction…
“We know the identity of the attacker,” said Netanyahu, who is also defense minister. “The IDF, Shin Bet, and security forces are in close pursuit. We know where he lives, we have located his family. I have instructed [forces] to begin demolishing his home, and the preparations have already begun.”
Netanyahu sent condolences to the families of Keidan — who was posthumously promoted to the rank of staff sergeant — and Ettinger, who were slain in the combined stabbing and shooting attack.
“These are two people that I’ve heard were wonderful,” said Netanyahu. “Our hearts are with them, the heart of the people is with the family…
“These terrorists won’t uproot us from here; the exact opposite will happen,” Netanyahu declared. “We know we are in an everlasting struggle… but eventually we defeat the murderers. We will capture them…”