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Israel - Construction Of Jerusalem Bus Barriers Underway

Published on: December 20, 2015 11:00 PM
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Israeli and palestinian labour workers palce barriers at a bus stop where a terror attack took place last week in Jerusalem on December 20, 2015. The Jerusalem municipality started on Sunday night to place barriers at bus stops around the city as protection against terrorism. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90Israeli and palestinian labour workers palce barriers at a bus stop where a terror attack took place last week in Jerusalem on December 20, 2015. The Jerusalem municipality started on Sunday night to place barriers at bus stops around the city as protection against terrorism. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Jerusalem - Less than one week after an East Jerusalem man rammed his car into a group of people waiting for a bus, injuring 14 people, construction has begun on security barriers that would offer protection from similar attacks.

Reaction to the project, which was authorized by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and will place barriers at approximately 300 bus stops throughout Jerusalem has been mixed, according to Arutz Sheva.

“We started putting barriers at bus stops - I’m embarrassed by that,” said the city’s deputy mayor, Meir Turgeman. 

Turgeman insisted that pro-active defense measures be taken, by placing barriers around the terrorists’ villages.

“I wouldn’t let them leave their houses and villages,” said Turgeman.  “We are far too humane and considerate of them and we pay for it with our lives. They come here to murder our children, to harm us as Jews and I think the government needs to take responsibility and end it.”

Despite terror attacks that have taken place worldwide, Jerusalem remains the top target of terrorists.

“Here there’s a different significance and all their radicals tell them: ‘Come to Jerusalem. Do the attacks in Jerusalem,’ because they know that here is the very heart of the state of Israel,” said Turgeman. “It’s the center of the Jewish people and therefore the attacks here have a different significance.”

It was Jerusalem’s mayor, Nir Barkat, who suggested the protective barriers as a temporary measure, concentrating on the areas which are most at risk, as reported by the Times of Israel. 

The project is expected to take one month to complete and will cost over $500,000.


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 Dec 21, 2015 at 01:28 AM Texas_Joe Says:

They are apartheid barriers and to erect them on Palestinian land would be in direct contravention of international law.

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 Dec 21, 2015 at 02:00 AM Anonymous Says:

These are just silly stop gap measures for but stops, but what's to prevent car ramming in to pedestrians walking or into buses carrying 50 passengers. There is one solution in line with Turgeman, a lesson israel needs to learn from China, an elaborate system of collective punishment, namely confiscating all vehicles from the village of the rammer terrorist, confiscate all knives, and institute capital punishment for violators. It of course goes without saying to bar all palestinian owned vehicles from Israeli roads and highways

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 Dec 21, 2015 at 11:37 AM Anonymous Says:

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Texas_Joe Says:

They are apartheid barriers and to erect them on Palestinian land would be in direct contravention of international law.

Who gives a.... if its in violation of a law or if its apratheid. These animals are blood thristy murderers. And if you think its just a few rotten apples. Go buy a video game in ramallah and you'll see how its all about shooting israeli's dead. Or attend of their day camps and see what they play at camp. This is rampant systematic terror. The only way to stop them is to lock an animal in its cave. Is it aparhied when I like a lion in his cage at the zoo. These guys are lions.

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 Dec 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM Anonymous Says:

Turgeman is right! This won't help; the terrorists will just go to the unprotected bus stops. It's time to take REAL action, against the terrorists, not on the bus stops!!!! Political correctness run amok in Israel! Bibim stop worrying what the anti Semitic world says and start protecting your people from the savages in her midst!

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