Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise campaign tour at Machne Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, for the first time in 6 years. The visit was unannounced to security reasons.

Netanyahu was warmly received bu shoppers and vendors, at the traditional campaign stop for right-wing candidates for prime minister.

The Likud leader even bought a coffee and paid in cash. The photo was later distributed to the press to prove Netanyahu himself paid for the drink.

Netanyahu wrote on Facebook after the visit that he remembers the market from his childhood and since then it has gone through terrible terrorist attacks. “I am happy that our tough policies maintain the security of Jerusalem and bring prosperity to the market,” Netanyahu said. “It warms my heart to see how the market attracts people from all over the country.”

The prime minister also attacked Zionist Union co-leader Tzipi Livni for criticizing the government building in Jerusalem. “Unlike Tzipi Livni, who condemns our building in Jerusalem, and unlike [Zionist Union co-leader Isaac] Herzog who will allow the establishment of a second terror state in Judea and Samaria, we will preserve a secure and united Jerusalem forever.”