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Another tense Friday in Jerusalem: "We hope there will be no more attacks" | Israel today


The tension in the capital city is rising • Shimon Meneva Ya'akov: "There is fear, but we continue to live" • Mokhtar of the Tzur neighborhood in Ahar: "It is possible to reduce the flames, but for that you need people with a head on their shoulders" •

The Jerusalem District Police is increasing its preparations in all sectors "including increased formations in the east and west of the city", according to them.

The main emphasis is increased regular security activity in crowd concentrations and checking suspects.

A month before Ramadan, and especially after the operation of the security forces in Nablus, the security preparations in Jerusalem do not subside.

The emphasis is on the Old City, the Temple Mount and the Hatfer neighborhoods.

The main concern is riots and disturbances during Friday prayers on the Temple Mount and in mosques in the Arab neighborhoods in the east of the city.

Prayer on the Temple Mount in Ramadan last year, the tension is high, photo: AFP

The residents of Jerusalem, who experienced deadly and severe attacks in recent weeks, in which 11 people were murdered, are still under tension.

It turns out that there are things you never get used to.

"The situation now after the operation in Nablus is reminiscent of the situation like after the massacre in Jenin," says Shimon, a resident of the Neve Ya'akov neighborhood in Jerusalem, where seven people were murdered in the severe attack on Shabbat night. He himself attends the Aterat Avraham Synagogue, near which the attack took place "So, immediately after that there was the attack in our neighborhood. We have some concern and also some fear, but we continue with life."

According to him, even though Neve Yaakov is surrounded by Arab neighborhoods - for years the neighborhood was quiet and calm.

"There was no attack of this magnitude here. It put everyone on alert. Security in the neighborhood was increased, and only this morning there were security guards from the municipality at the scene of the attack."

In his opinion, one of the reasons why the terrorist decided to carry out the attack here is the fact that there are fewer people carrying weapons among the ultra-orthodox public.

"We don't have armed people," he explains.

Even on the other side of the barricade are worried about the escalation.

"There is an expectation of chaos," admits Dr. Ramadan Devash, head of the Tzur neighborhood in Ahar, in a conversation with "Israel Hayom". "Everyone is angry about the situation economically and also because of Minister Itamar Ben Gabir. People have no value in life, but we hope there won't be any more attacks".

what are you afraid of

"There were rockets from Gaza and deaths in Nablus, and this affects the residents of East Jerusalem. I fear that there will be friction and clashes with the police and soldiers. If something happens on the Temple Mount, then they will start burning tires and throwing stones. Whoever is responsible for this situation is Ben Gavir. He needs to show the extreme right that he is Their hero. You can't live like this."

how do you feel it

"For example, in that an 18-plus-year-old terrorist is not related to his family. Only the person who commits the crime should receive the punishment, not the families. Whoever does this whistles at the family and everyone.

"We need to find other solutions. Solutions from the root. It is possible to reduce the flames, but for that you need people with a head on their shoulders."

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Source: israelhayom

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