Stepped-Up Security Measures Keep Jerusalem Stabbing Attacks at Bay
Stepped-up security measures in east Jerusalem, which include roadblocks in Arab neighborhoods, have kept stabbing attacks in the capital at bay, the Israeli site nrg reported on Tuesday.
For example, a temporary wall was erected between the Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber and the Jewish neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv, the site of a multiple shooting and stabbing attack on a city bus. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has even hinted at revoking the residency status of many of the capital’s Arab residents — a move supported by some members of the opposition.
The stricter measures, particularly the threat of losing Israeli identity cards, appear to have succeeded in causing east Jerusalem to restrain themselves.
The report noted that, though the recent wave of Palestinian violence began in Jerusalem, for the last 10 days the capital has been terror-free.
Instead, Hebron, Gush Etzion and other areas in the West Bank have become the focal points of attacks against Israelis.