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Checkpoint erected outside Sur Baher

Israel Radio’s Gal Berger reports that a makeshift checkpoint has been set up outside the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher.

Police are selectively stopping cars for questioning, he tweets.

There are no checkpoints at Jabel Mukaber, Beit Hanina, A-Tur, or the exit from Issawiya to French Hill. However, there is an increased police presence in those neighborhoods.

Residents tell Berger that checkpoints won’t stop a terrorist, as there are numerous ways to exit the neighborhoods without being stopped. One resident says that they re only there to appease Israeli public opinion.

Netanyahu ordered the setting up of checkpoints at the entrance to some of the East Jerusalem Arab neighborhoods last night.

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