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Touring scene, IDF chief says deadly terror attack ‘should have ended otherwise’

A handout photo from the military shows IDF chief Aviv Kohavi (2nd-L) meeting with senior commanders at the scene of a deadly terror attack near the northern West Bank settlement of Ariel, November 15, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
A handout photo from the military shows IDF chief Aviv Kohavi (2nd-L) meeting with senior commanders at the scene of a deadly terror attack near the northern West Bank settlement of Ariel, November 15, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

Military chief Aviv Kohavi tours the scene of a terror rampage this morning near the northern West Bank settlement of Ariel that left three Israelis dead and several others hurt.

Kohavi, who is accompanied by several senior commanders, says the attack “should have ended otherwise,” as the Israel Defense Forces probes a security guard for not firing at the Palestinian terrorist when the attack began.

“We will investigate and draw lessons,” Kohavi is quoted as saying in an IDF statement.

He also hails the soldiers who helped “neutralize” the attacker while vowing the military will continue its months-long counterterror campaign in the West Bank.

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