Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement on the IDF Operation in Jenin on Tuesday.
“IDF soldiers, ISA agents and Israel National Counter-Terrorism Unit officers have eliminated the abhorrent terrorist who murdered the two wonderful brothers, Hallel and Yigal Yaniv, in cold blood,” Netanyahu said in a statement from his office.
“Our brave soldiers acted with surgical precision in the heart of the murderers’ lair. I commend them and send my best wishes for a swift recovery to our wounded. As I have said repeatedly: Whoever harms us will pay the price,” he added.
The prime minister also spoke Tuesday evening with the Head of IDF Central Command, the Head of the Judea and Samaria Division, the commander of the Israel National Counter-Terrorism Unit, the commander of the Border Police, ISA operational unit commanders and his Military Secretary, and was updated on additional details of today’s operation in Jenin.
“This was an exceptional intelligence and operational achievement. This is already the fourth action that you have carried out recently in the heart of the terrorist bases located in refugee camps,” Netanyahu reported.
“These operations are of immense value. By your actions, you are sending a clear and sharp message to all who are thinking about murdering an Israeli citizen: We will settle accounts with you,” he added.
The prime minister also added his thanks to those involved in protecting the people of Israel.
“Convey my deepest appreciation – and that of the entire people of Israel – to the soldiers, to the men and women of the security establishment,” he stated.
The Yaniv brothers were shot by a terrorist at point-blank range in their car in the recent attack. The response put down the threat and showed the nation’s resolve to bring justice to those involved in the killing of innocent Israelis.