Jerusalem Police: ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Continued Violence
JNS.org – A day after a Palestinian terrorist slammed his vehicle into pedestrians exiting Jerusalem’s light rail, killing an infant and injuring others, Jerusalem’s police force announced a new policy of “zero tolerance” against any violence as well as increased patrols around the city—especially in the riot-plagued eastern parts.
Wednesday’s attack was just the latest in a series of violent incidents that have taken place in Jerusalem in recent months, a trend that has been dubbed “The Quiet Intifada.” On a regular basis, Israeli pedestrians and drivers in Jerusalem have been assaulted with rocks and Molotov cocktails by Palestinian rioters. On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also ordered the Shin Bet security agency to search for and arrest rioters.
The Jerusalem Police said in a statement that it “will show zero tolerance to violence and stop anyone involved in disturbing the public order,” Yedioth Ahronoth reported.