Yisrael Hasson, today a Kadima Knesset member and a former Shin Bet official, says on Army Radio that it won’t take long to work out who was responsible, and no-one should rush to conclusions. “We have to keep calm, learn the lessons, and we’ll prevail,” he says.
Hasson says it’s impossible to safeguard two million Israelis on holiday every year. “But there are lessons to be learned,” he repeats, “and we’ll manage, as we have for 4,000 or 5,000 years.
We’ve known terrible terror attacks in Israel, he says, and we’ve always overcome.
He says it’s also too early to say whether there is a danger of more attacks. Take a deep breath, Hasson urges. Take some time. “And then we can judge the situation and how to handle it.”