Erdan vows to crack down on ‘acts of grassroots terror’

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said on Wednesday that increased police patrols, which were launched before the holidays, would continue “until we are able to establish deterrence and our sovereignty on all parts of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.”

Speaking at a press conference with Acting Police Commisioner Asst.-Ch. Bentzi Sau in the Old City, Erdan praised the actions of police in recent days, noting that they had already carried out a series of arrests of suspects believed to have taken part in acts of violence against Jewish pedestrians in the Old City that were filmed and circulated online in Israel.

Regarding the rioting, Erdan said: “We don’t consider these acts public disturbances, rather acts of grassroots terror.”


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