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  10/9/2012, Tishrei 23, 5773

Jerusalem Jews: We Need Police Deterrence


Jews living in the Nof Tzion neighborhood of Jerusalem have sent a letter to the regional police commander with an urgent call to restore police deterrence in their area. Among those who signed was Yoni Shekalim, who is responsible for security in the neighborhood.

Local Jews are not asking for a constant police presence, Shekalim told Arutz Sheva, but simply want police to visit buildings from which rocks and thrown and other similar activity. Currently, he said, that does not happen. “We feel powerless,” he lamented.

The Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, reported Tuesday that terrorism had grown much more frequent in Jerusalem in September, with 28 confirmed attacks in the city.