Residents of Jerusalem's Old City are demanding Israeli police remove the magnetic metal detectors placed at entrances into the Old City after Sukkot amid the start of the most recent wave of Arab terror in israel.
The Old City residents' committee sent an urgent letter this week to Jerusalem District Police Commander Moshe Edri on the issue.
Prominent members of the committee include Jerusalem city councilmen Yitzhak Pindrus and Aryeh King.
"In the last month, we've discovered to our amazement that the magnetometers set up are not being utilized or used by police," the committee wrote Edri.
"Turning the magnetometers into a 'white elephant' only increases the sense of fear among residents and creates a harmful environment," it added.
"Moreover, to many, the magnetometers symbolize weakness and indecision and they have become a laughingstock in the Old City.I