Israel Nixes Thousands of Ramadan Entry Visas After Tel Aviv Attack

Members of the Israeli emergency services wheel a Palestinian man into a ambulance after two Palestinians were shot at the Qalandia checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah in the Israeli occupied West Bank, as they approached Israeli security forces carrying a knife, police said, on April 27, 2016.

Arutz Sheva reports: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot upon the Prime Minister’s return from a state visit to Russia, Wednesday night, to discuss Israel’s response to the terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market which left four dead and five wounded.

In the wake of the attack, the Defense Ministry has frozen work entry visas for some 204 members of the attackers’ extended family. The attackers, identified as Khalid and Muhammad Musa Mehamara, both 21-years old, are cousins from the village of Yatta, south of Hevron. The two terrorists reportedly entered Israel without permits and resided in Israel illegally for months while preparing for the attack.

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