Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the site of last month’s deadly terror attack in Jerusalem’s Neve Ya’akov neighborhood and plants an olive tree in memory of the seven victims.
“A proper response to terror is to uproot the terror and plant our own roots deep in our land,” Netanyahu says.
Netanyahu visits the site on the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat, also called the new year for trees, which was how farmers in biblical times knew the age of a tree and the appropriate tithe to donate. As Jews scattered across the world, the holiday became a symbol of connection to the land.
Netanyahu also meets with relatives of the victims.