After this afternoon’s attack in Jerusalem by a Palestinian man driving a bulldozer and killing at least three Israelis and injuring about 30 more, the Jerusalem Mayor responded in his own way. “My daughter was in the next bus, but she wasn’t hurt,’ Lupolianski told reporters. ‘To our regret the attackers do not cease coming up with new ways to strike at the heart of the Jewish people here in Jerusalem.’

Along with the Jerusalem Mayor, the Deputy Prime Minister and Shas Chairman Eli Yishai also responded to the attack, stating, “Israel should demolish the home of the perpetrator’s family.
If the perpetrator was an Israeli citizen, the law must be changed so that when an Israeli Arab carries out an attack his citizenship is revoked and he is deported,” Yishai stated.

The Shas leader added that even with the attack, he still wants the talks over the release of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli Soldier who was taken captive in June 2006, to carry on.

MK Arieh Eldad of the radical National Union party said, ‘the families of those killed and the wounded know that the ones responsible for the attack are the members of Israel’s government, who ‘stopped fighting terrorism.’