Protest in Front of PM's Residence: End Terror

Over 1,000 citizens gather in front of Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, demanding decisive action against Ramadan terror wave.

Rafael Levy ,

Protest near the Prime Minister residence
Protest near the Prime Minister residence
Flash 90

Roughly 1,000 concerned citizens turned out on Wednesday night to protest in front of the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, calling for action against the recent surge in terrorist attacks during the Muslim month of Ramadan that began mid-June.

The turnout at the protest, which began at 6:30 p.m., is high for a weekday protest by Israeli standards, and indicates the grave concern felt as daily terror attacks continue to take a toll.

Earlier on Wednesday Yesha Council chairman Avi Roeh and head of the pre-military academy in Eli, Rabbi Eli Sadan, arrived at the Prime Minister's Residence to protest the terror.

Criticizing the coalition government's freeze of Jewish construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, Rabbi Sadan told Arutz Sheva that "for every attack, there must be confirmed within 24 hours, 200 new housing units."

The protest comes the same day that 26-year-old Malachi Rosenfeld was buried; he was murdered in a shooting attack outside Shvut Rachel north of Jerusalem on Monday night in which three others were also wounded.

The first victim of the spree of Ramadan terror was Danny Gonen, who was shot to death in the Binyamin region of Samaria north of Jerusalem. There have been numerous other attacks, including several stabbings that left Border Patrol officers in critical condition, which they miraculously pulled through.