Saturday, April 2, 2011
Netanyahu: Israel will react firmly to recent Palestinian violence
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement to say that Israel will act firmly, responsibly and wisely to preserve the quiet and security that prevailed here over the past two years."
This came just hours after a bomb killed a 59-year-old woman at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem. Earlier that day, southern Israel was bombarded by Palestinian rockets and mortar fire.
Netanyahu said he spent the evening huddled with top security officials to discuss the situation and then later boarded a flight to Russia, where he said he would discuss Israel's security situation with the country's leaders.