Police Vow to Respond to Railway Stabbing ´With Prejudice´ (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gavriel Queenann 03/15/12)
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Jerusalem Periphery Police Chief Nissim Edri told reporters Thursday
that police were responding the stabbing of a female soldier on the
city´s light rail with "prejudice."
"This was a nationalistic terrorist attack," Edri said. "Train
security personnel pursued [and captured] the perpetrator, who was
checked before the incident."
“There was no advance warning. We see the event as severe, and it
will be handled with prejudice.” Edri said, hoping to calm th public.
He insisted there was no danger in using the Light Rail system and
that tomorrow´s Jerusalem Marathon will take place as scheduled. Last
year´s Jerusalem Marathon was preceded by a bombing at a bus stop
that killed 1 and wounded 50.
Edri´s remarks came on the heels of demands by Deputy Mayor of
Jerusalem, David Hadari, that police increase their efforts.
“The police must demonstrate fearless determination and continue to
monitor the security of the people," Hadari said.
Immediately after the attack, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat urged
citizens not to allow terrorists to cow them and disrupt their daily
"I regard this attempt to disrupt life in Jerusalem with great
gravity," Barkat said. "Routine events in Jerusalem will continue as
planned, and the light rail will continue to operate and serve all
residents, Jews and Arabs."
"I urge residents to continue their daily routines and to remain
alert," he said.
The stabbing came as rocket fire on Israel’s southern communities
entered its seventh day. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/15/12)
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