Mea She'arim and senseless no-go zones

June 14, 2011 15:56

Declaring places like Mea She’arim as no-go zones is a mistake. What police ought to be doing is entering with force and making widespread arrests of those engaged in violence.

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HAREDI MEN and women cross the street yesterday in

Mea Shearim 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

A police representative announced in court last month that Jerusalem’s Mea She’arim neighborhood has become a no-go zone for the men in blue. Every time police enter, the official explained, they encounter violence from ultra-Orthodox extremists. And that is why they failed to arrest a criminal suspect for over a month despite knowing exactly where in the neighborhood he was.

Haredi teenager arrested in connection with J'lem arsons


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