Jerusalem City Councilor Yael Antebi, a resident of Pisgat Zeev, said Thursday that the knife attack on the light railway did not come as a surprise.
"The attack today is a very serious thing, she told Arutz Sheva, "but it was to be expected, unfortunately. It is very a grave matter, that residents who have no choice but to use public transport have to suffer this kind of terror. Something like this should not be allowed to happen in Jerusalem."
"Anyone could see that something like this might happen," added Antebi – who has indeed warned in the past that a terror attack on the railway would take place, because of the fact that the line passes through Shuafat.
Arabs threw rocks at the light rail several months ago as it passed through Shuafat. No one was hurt in that attack.
Antebi said that residents of Pisgat Ze'ev are frightened because the authorities plan to stop operation of the buses from the neighborhood into the city center, with the purpose of causing residents to ride the light rail. "They are afraid of the moment at which the buses will be closed down and they will have to travel through Shuafat," she explained. "Because this is what is going to happen."