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  7/2/2008, Sivan 29, 5768

Ramon: Terrorist's Neighborhood Shouldn't Be in J'lem

Vice Prime Minister Chaim Ramon said Wednesday that the neighborhood which the tractor terrorist lived in should not be a part of Jerusalem. Jerusalem should remain Jewish, Ramon said, and the neighborhood of Tzur Baher should be outside the security fence. The same thing, he said, was true of Jabal Mukaber, from which the Merkaz HaRav killer came.

Ramon conceded that even if Israel decided to separate Tzur Baher from Jerusalem, that would not necessarily have prevented the attack, but "in the long run there would be a lot less terror attacks."