Gush Etzion Regional Council head Davidi Perl spoke to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday at Gush Etzion Junction, where just a short time earlier an Arab terrorist tried to stab an Israeli aged in his 20s, and IDF gunfire intended for the terrorist accidentally hit and seriously wounded the victim.
The terrorist was also shot and moderately wounded, and both were evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
Perl described the attack as another "attempt to murder a Jew here at the junction by a terrorist who apparently arrived from Dura."
"He came from the south, approached the junction, the soldiers identified him and began to shoot in his direction. He continued towards the Israeli citizen who was also wounded, and afterwards the terrorist was neutralized."
The regional head called the attack the result of the government's "wrong and warped outlook" on the Arab terror wave that has been plaguing Israel since last September.
"We don't understand – how long do we have to wait, how many have to die before they understand that this is a battle here by an enemy that is trying to expel us from here, and we have to fight them with all our tools, and they are not using all of the tools."
Perl said the government's attempts to improve the efforts against terror have come "too slowly and too late."
Enumerating the tools that can be used to fight the terror wave, he said, "the family of a murderer like this, the whole hamula (Arab familial tribe – ed.) this very day – expel them, unequivocally."
"Houses – demolish them, the same day without going to court for two months or four or even after that. Fighting the incitement – all the media networks and internet systems, bring them down immediately. All of the imams in the mosques who incite, expel them from the state of Israel."
"In that way there will be quiet. If you use kid gloves and wait for the jurists, they will continue to kill us here every day," concluded Perl.