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High Anxiety Among Jerusalemites in Wake of Deadly Palestinian Shooting


After Sunday’s terror attack in Jerusalem, many residents have a feeling of uneasiness and uncertainty. Some are choosing to stay home because of the shooting spree that left two Israelis dead.

The Algemeiner reports:

…the tension in the air is compounded by the heavy presence of security forces in certain parts of the city, particularly in the areas where the Sunday’s shooting spree took place. Furthermore, as residents attempted to return to a semblance of routine a day before the eve of Yom Kippur — the Jewish Day of Atonement — many said that the murderous attack had shaken any sense of security they may have felt beforehand.

According to Channel 2, hardly a vestige of Sunday’s terror attack was still visible at the scene of the three-pronged, drive-by slaying rampage, committed by a 40-year-old resident of east Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood who was about to start serving a jail sentence for assaulting an Israeli police officer.

“People who don’t pass by here on a daily basis wouldn’t notice the difference,” said one Jerusalemite, referring to the bolstered police activity and vigilance in examining the IDs of the city’s Arab residents. “Usually, there are more people walking around and standing at bus stops. Today, there is a drastic reduction in the number of citizens out and about. On the one hand, the presence of police provides a feeling of greater safety; on the other, it serves as a reminder of why many are opting to say at home.”

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