Jerusalem Light Rail CEO says he was ordered not to report 'Palestinian' terrorism
The CEO of Jerusalem's light rail system and a housing ministry official say that Jerusalem police and the Housing Ministry have been attempting to cover up 'Palestinian' terrorism
in the 'eastern part' of the city.
Police requested that CityPass not report rock
throwing attacks against the light rail because it harms police and
encourages the offenders, CityPass CEO Yaron Ravid told Israel Radio,
which reported Tuesday that there have been no reports to the media by
police or CityPass of violent attacks against the light rail over the
last two weeks even though numerous incidents have occurred. Throughout
the day Tuesday, the train was attacked by rock throwers three times.
When contacted for a response, police
acknowledged that there had been 13 instances of attackers throwing
rocks at the train and two arrests, one of which resulted in an
indictment. In addition, police said, 75 people have been arrested on
suspicion of rioting.
“Ongoing efforts require patience and
persistence and are already proving themselves,” the police said in a
statement. “Jerusalem Police will continue its operation against
rioters, which will lead to a decrease in incidents and quiet in the
The alleged directive against reporting
violent incidents has not been limited to the light rail, according to
an official from the Housing Ministry, who was quoted by Israel Radio as
saying that guards employed by the ministry have been instructed not to
report rock throwing incidents in East Jerusalem in order not to
discourage Jews from living in mixed neighborhoods.
Labels: East Jerusalem, Jerusalem Light Rail, Palestinian rioters