National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir pledges to take “responsibility” in the wake of this weekend’s deadly Jerusalem terror attack, in which seven people were killed.
“The terror attack happened on my watch. I’m not shirking responsibility,” Ben Gvir says at the outset of his Otzma Yehudit party’s Monday faction meeting in the Knesset.
“I asked the police to prepare a list of targets and gather intelligence. For me, the solution is to move from neighborhood to neighborhood” to collect weapons, “but if at the moment we are prevented from doing so, then we will definitely make a list of targets and intelligence, because this is our number one task, to collect the weapons,” he says.
Ben Gvir also reaffirms his commitment to resubmit legislation to institute a death penalty for terrorists.
“Anyone who murders, harms and slaughters civilians should be sent to the electric chair,” the national security minister says.