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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Coverup in Ramat Shlomo?

Arutz Sheva is reporting that the security forces and the media are covering up what happened in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo on Friday night. This is from the first link.
Strangely, however, the Jerusalem police insisted Sunday that β€œit is still not clear what the nature of the attack was.”
Apparently following the police's lead, Israel's mainstream media – which makes front page headlines out of graffiti attributed to Jews – has not even deemed the potentially lethal attack inside the capital newsworthy.
A Google search indicates that besides Arutz Sheva, Behadrei Haredim and another hareidi site, Kikar Hashabat, only the Jewish Press and the Maariv-NRG website reported the attack.
And Israel Matzav.... What am I? Chopped liver?
An epidemic of burglaries that plagued Ramat Shlomo, which is home to about 20,000 people, has reportedly subsided somewhat recently, as a result of neighborhood patrols that are coordinated with the Israel Police. However, there is serious concern in the neighborhood that security will deteriorate as a new road connecting Ramat Shlomo with the adjoining Arab neighborhoods of Shuafat and Beit Hanina is completed.
Jerusalem Councillor Aryeh King promised to convene the city's Committee for Emergency and Security Matters in two weeks' time and demand explanations from police, whom he accused of neglecting the residents' security.
Police are rarely seen in Ramat Shlomo, except for one neighborhood resident who was made an auxiliary police officer so that he can direct traffic at the entrance to the neighborhood on days when the poorly-located charity fund at the neighborhood's entrance hands out free produce. There is no police station in Ramat Shlomo - residents are meant to call Ramat Eshkol or Neve Yaakov.

There also have been very few problems for many years. The neighboring village of Shuafat (NOT the 'refugee camp') is considered quite wealthy and its residents (who are rumored to include a small handful of Jewish families) are supposedly not interested in creating 'trouble.'

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At 2:13 PM, Blogger Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

the new road [Road 21?] as far as I can see is being built between Ramat Shlomo and Shu`afat neighborhood (I would call it a neighborhood, not a village). Once completed, the road will make it harder to walk from Shu`afat to Ramat Shlomo.

I believe that the Jewish families that you are referring to are the 7 families living in Beyt Hanina in one apartment building, which they took over after the Six Day War.


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