(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Just hours after an attempted terrorist attack rocked the Jerusalem suburb of Maaleh Adumim on Sunday, a new culture center was inaugurated in the city’s center. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev attended the dedication ceremony.
In the attempted attack, a Palestinian woman detonated a car bomb after being pulled over by Israeli police near Maaleh Adumim on Sunday morning. An Israeli police officer was lightly injured in the blast, and the terrorist was seriously wounded.
Speaking at the dedication ceremony hours later, Rivlin said, “I had prepared remarks for this festive occasion today, but I would be remiss if I ignored the attempted attack today. Right now, the homefront is a front of its own. We cannot let the terrorists dictate our lives. We will not rest until we restore calm to the streets of Jerusalem, to the streets of Israel and to every one of its citizens.”