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  3/27/2012, Nisan 4, 5772

Knesset Members Demand Justice for Mount of Olives


Members of Knesset Dr. Aryeh Eldad and Dr. Michael Ben Ari, both of the National Union Party met with Jewish residents of the Mount of Olives neighborhood of Jerusalem. They expressed solidarity with the residents and demanded increased security for the area. Four Jewish residents had their cars attacked by Arab residents of adjacent neighborhoods in recent days.

The Knesset Members stated that they would like answers from "the police and the Minister of Internal Security about his intentions to restore Israel's sovereignty on the Mount of Olives." The area is home to the oldest Jewish cemetery in the world and several Jewish owned apartment complexes. The area is surrounded by the Old City and several Arab neighborhoods. Recently a Hamas youth center was shut down in the area.