Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on 6 October to install ground and air security cameras along occupied West Bank roads in a bid to boost security. Speaking from the Horon military base in the occupied West Bank, Netanyahu said the security cameras will help prevent future attacks.
The announcement comes after two settlers, Naama and Eitam Henkin, were gunned down in front of their four children on 1 October in their car between the settlements of Itamar and Elon. The settlers were allegedly shot by Palestinians linked to the Hamas militant group. Following the attack, the group said it was a "heroic operation carried out by resistance fighters in the West Bank".
Earlier, reports emerged of Jewish settlers attacking Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank area to seek revenge over Naama and Eitam Henkin's murder. Nearly 15 Palestinian vehicles were also reportedly destroyed after settlers raided Burin.
"A significant part of the attacks are taking place along the roads," said Netanyahu. "We have agreed upon a very serious plan in which we set up cameras not only on the ground but also in the air throughout all the routes ... with control rooms and quick reaction abilities. This can change our abilities to prevent attacks and follow the perpetrators."
Addressing the 3 October attack in which a Palestinian stabbed two Jews to death in Jerusalem's Old City, Netanyahu said, reported France24 News: "I'm also asking to deal with those Palestinians who were there on that route where a Jewish woman was running, stabbed and bleeding, and they spat on her and kicked her. We can't accept these events in any place in the world and especially not in Israel's capital."