Mea She'arim and senseless no-go zones

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June 14, 2011 15:57

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




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.

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