The Security and Diplomacy Cabinet, the Israeli government’s top forum for strategic decisions, is convened at this time for a special discussion in Tel Aviv following Wednesday’s quadruple-murder terror attack.
The meeting is being held at the IDF General Staff’s Hakirya base, which is situated just a few hundred feet away from the Sarona compound, where the attack was mounted.
Following the security discussions held by the Prime Minister upon his return from Moscow Wednesday, the security establishment was asked to suggest a series of possible steps against the terror organizations. This is deemed as especially urgent since this is the month of Ramadan, which Muslims see as a preferred time for attacking their enemies.
Numerous concessions that were offered for Ramadan just a few days ago have already been revoked by the security establishment, as per a decision by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.
In the meantime, two battalions have been sent to Judea and Samaria to beef up security there.