>> The attack was a deadly wake-up call to Israelis that a wave of Palestinian street attacks that had been ebbing over the past several months isn't over. I'm Jeffrey Heller, Reuters editor-in-charge in Jerusalem. As a first step, stronger measures may still be taken. The Israeli military revoked permits from more than 80,000 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank to visit Israel during the ongoing Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Citing security concerns, Israel maintains a network of roadblocks on the West Bank. Relaxing travel restrictions would have given Palestinians a rare opportunity to visit family in Israel and have a day out at Israeli shopping malls and beaches. But with four Israelis dead at the hands of Palestinian gunman who shot diners point blank at a restaurant complex in Tel Aviv, Israel is in no mood for Palestinian visitors right now.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Netanyahu is convening his security cabinet to decide on any further action.