Netanyahu spoke after the soldier was stabbed at a crowded train station by a suspected Palestinian assailant in Tel Aviv, but before the deadly attack outside the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut.
Police said the assailant stepped out of a car at a bus stop in front of the settlement, then stabbed three people before he was shot by a security guard. Police said a woman in her mid-20s was killed, while two other people were wounded. The attacker was in serious condition.
In the Tel Aviv attack, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the suspect was from the West Bank city of Nablus, traveling in Israel without a permit, and was captured immediately after the stabbing.
“He is presently under interrogation,” Rosenfeld said.