Dozens of Israeli youths marched in the northern city of Hadera on Sunday night, hours after four people were wounded in a nearby terror attack.
The youths marched down Hanasi Street in the city, waving Israeli flags and chanting anti-Arab slogans, the Hebrew-language website Walla reported.
Some 200 people also gathered in Rabin Square on Sunday evening to protest the deterioration in the security situation. The protesters held banners reading “Jewish blood is not worthless,” and waved Israeli flags. The demonstration was secured by large numbers of police forces, the Hebrew-language Ynet website said.
The protests come after four Israelis were wounded Sunday evening in a knife attack on Route 65 at the entrance to the nearby Kibbutz Gan Shmuel. One of the four, a 19-year-old woman soldier, is in serious condition.
The terrorist, a 20-year-old Israeli Arab from Umm al-Fahm, was arrested by police at the scene. He was also injured in the attack.
The stabbing was the latest in a string of attacks on Israelis in recent weeks. Earlier in the day, a police officer was hurt when a Palestinian woman attempted to detonate an improvised car bomb near Jerusalem, and two Israelis were lightly hurt in separate rock-throwing attacks in the West Bank.
Thousands of right-wing Israelis protested last Monday night outside the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem over what they said was Benjamin Netanyahu’s insufficiently tough response to the recent terrorist attacks.
More than 10,000 people were in attendance, Channel 2 television said, while Israeli daily Haaretz said that the demonstration was a combination of protest and events to mark the end of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
The protesters included Likud ministers Yariv Levin and Haim Katz, and MK Oren Hazan, as well as the head of the Samaria Regional Council Yossi Dagan.