This week in Jerusalem: Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
August 28, 2014 12:22
There is a stronger police presence in the city center, and patrols have been added in the Jewish and Arab neighborhoods, but incidents still occur.
Jerusalem light rail.
(photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Hard time for the light rail Despite a significant drop in the number and severity of acts of violence in the city, 23 cases of stone throwing, four cases of spray painting and four cases of incendiary cocktails have been reported since the beginning of August, most of them along the route of the light rail. After the riots and violence that took place following the murder of the three Jewish teenagers and the Arab boy, Jerusalem became the battleground for Jewish and Arab gangs who, alternately, set the city center and the seam neighborhoods on fire.Although the number and intensity of these acts diminished during the second half of the month, some areas are still sensitive. There is a stronger police presence in the city center, and patrols have been added in the Jewish and Arab neighborhoods, but such incidents still occur.