East Jerusalem residents protest police-enforced roadblocks amid rioting

By
April 29, 2015 17:37

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Dozens of residents from east Jerusalem’s neighborhood A-Tur, which has been the scene of chronic rioting for several days, gathered Wednesday morning to protest police-enforced roadblocks within the community. The demonstration was organized by a local committee of parents and residents who say concrete barriers have blocked roads to roughly 4,000 homes and four schools in the neighborhood for the past two days. While the protesters alleged collective punishment and harassment at the hands of police, a police spokesman said on Wednesday that the roadblocks would be removed as soon as residents cease participating in violence.

Rioting began in the neighborhood last Saturday, after a teen from there was killed at a checkpoint near Ma’aleh Adumim while attempting to stab a soldier with a butcher knife. At least two Border Police officers have been wounded in the ensuing riots. In response to the escalation of violence, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced on Sunday the deployment of 500 policemen to flashpoint Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem.



Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 14, 2018
Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Russia's Kamchatka - USGS

By REUTERS