Jerusalem Residents Protest 'Life Under Terror'

Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch taken to task in angry protests against 'reign of terror' in Jerusalem.

Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin ,

Protest for internal security in Jerusalem
Protest for internal security in Jerusalem
Hezki Ezra

Terror attacks in Jerusalem are becoming too common, angry Jerusalem residents protested Wednesday afternoon - and Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch (Yisrael Beytenu) has neglected to deescalate the situation. 

"There is an enemy here. We are protesting here, in front of the police station [. . .] because we believe that the time has come to change the tune of 'come, kill the Jews,' and that [there is] an enemy who lives among us and walks among us," Jerusalem City Councilman Aryeh King stated.

"There is one person who is responsible for this oversight, due to which there is no security today in Jerusalem, and that man is [Public Security] Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch - who simply does not allow the police to stop terror." 

Protestors described to Arutz Sheva reporters at the scene the frequency and escalation of terror attacks. 

One little girl, who gave her name as 'Chana,' said that she thought one attack was a rocket strike. 

"One day I went to sleep and we heard a big, strong 'boom.' I went into the hallway, because there are no windows there or anything else that can cause a mess [from an explosion - ed.]," she recounted. "After that we heard many 'booms', and we understood that it was coming from somewhere within the house [itself]." 

"Over the past two years, it's been unbearable. I live in the French Hill; we don't have a single day or night [without crime]," another protestor, who declined to identify herself, added. 

Attacks have risen exponentially in recent months in Jerusalem, in a phenomenon dubbed "the silent intifada" that has been quickly spiraling out of control with lynch-mobs and even live gunfire. 

While over 600 arrests were reportedly made since rioting first began in July, a tolerance for escalating unrest has grown, and a recent expose revealed that some rioters - who are being encouraged to throw fireworks and other dangerous materials at police - are as young as nine years old

Aharonovitch, along with Jerusalem Police Chief Yossi Pariente, has vowed to crack down on terrorism against Jews and Israelis, but detractors claim that nothing has been done in actuality. 



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