Gantz: Security forces ‘spread out and on alert’ in wake of terror attack

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says Israeli security forces are “spread out and on alert” throughout the country following tonight’s deadly terror attack in the city of Hadera, in which two people were killed and several others were wounded.

“The Israel Defense Forces and all other security forces are spread out and on alert with all of the tools [needed] to restore calm and ensure the security of the citizens of Israel in every place and on every front. We will act aggressively against terror and terrorists, and we will advance the continued reinforcement of troops in the field,” Gantz says in a statement.

The defense minister makes his remarks following a meeting with top security officials, including the IDF chief of staff, the commander of Military Intelligence, the head of the Shin Bet security service and the Israel Police commissioner, his office says.

In his statement, Gantz praises the plainclothes Border Police officers who shot dead the two terrorists who carried out the attack and wished a speedy recovery to the people who were injured.

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