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‘We Cannot Allow Jerusalem to be a Pilgrimage Site for Terrorists’

The Jerusalem Post reports: Following Wednesday’s terror attack that took the life of a 19-year-old female Border Police officer and seriously wounded another young female officer, Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Dov Kalmanovich requested that IDF troops help buttress security in the capital.

Deeming Wednesday’s attack a clear intensification in Jerusalem’s now four-month-long terrorism wave, Kalmanovich said that the city’s police – already spread thin – need reinforcements to stem the increasingly coordinated violence.

“Today’s attack represents an escalation,” he said in a statement.

“When terrorists from Jenin come to Jerusalem armed with knives, guns, and explosives, we cannot continue to claim that it is individual terrorism. [The attacks] are clearly coordinated, and Jews being attacked every day for the last four months is not a coincidence.”

Read more at the Jerusalem Post

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