Jerusalem City Council member Yael Antebi said, Thursday, that the attack on an Israeli soldier on the city's light rail train was expected. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Antebi, who lives in Pisgat Ze'ev, where the attack took place, said "Unfortunately, residents of Jerusalem are forced to absorb terror like this and its unthinkable that a thing like this should happen in Jerusalem."
She added, "Residents of Pisgat Ze'ev are frightened and fear the moment that they will cancel the buses and they will be forced to travel through [the Arab neighborhood of] Shu'afat and it would be worthwhile for decision makers to take that into consideration. There's no doubt that there are a number of entities who want force the residentst to take the light rail but what happens every time the train is down like now, for example, after an attack? Has someone expressed an opinion on that?"