Science Minister: Expel terrorists’ families without delay

Science Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called on Tuesday evening to expel terrorists’ relatives without delay, in light of the series attacks in Petah Tikva, Jerusalem and Jaffa (Yaffo).

“Israel is under a cruel and barbaric onslaught of terror attacks. We must take more aggressive measures, led by expelling terrorists’ families without delay,” Minister Akunis said following a visit in northern Israel.

Yisrael Beytenu Chairman, MK Avigdor Liberman, also responded on Tuesday evening to the terror attacks, using them as a platform to attack the government’s policies.

“The onslaught of terror attacks throughout Israel that we experienced this afternoon is the direct result of the terror containment policies of Netanyahu and Ya’alon," Liberman said, referring to Israel's prime minister and defense minister.

"Until we fight terror like we need to, with determined steps and without stuttering, the terror will fight against us, will intensify and will attack more and more. There are no magical solutions to the war on terror. There is one clear thing that must be done – the use of an uncompromising iron fist,” Liberman added.

In contrast, MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) called to "lower the flames" by showing restraint.

"If we continue in the same way, the terror wave will not disappear and the dispute will continue to filter into Israel. We must think outside of the box in order to get out of this dead end," she said.

"Just as the IDF Chief-of-Staff and military sources suggested, US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit can be an opportunity to turn down the heat. Just as I agreed upon with Secretary of State John Kerry, the heat was turned down on Temple Mount, after occurrences on the Mount threatened to ignite the entire region," Livni claimed.


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