Jerusalem mayor wants ‘drastic measures’

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says the government should take “drastic measures” to combat Palestinian terrorism.

He is interviewed at the scene of a terror attack in Armon Hanatziv, where a stabber and gunman raid a bus in a coordinated attack, and is visibly angry.

“We will not return to normalcy after this,” he says. What is needed “are drastic steps that will change reality. More can be done, drastic steps in coordination with the Shin Bet [security service] and the police. I will leave it to them to say what the steps will be,” he says.

Barkat says he will welcome even a closure of Jerusalem if necessary.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Culture Minister Miri Regev seen at the scene of a stabbing attack in front of the Police National Headquarters in Jerusalem on October 12, 2015. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Culture Minister Miri Regev seen at the scene of a stabbing attack in front of the Police National Headquarters in Jerusalem on October 12, 2015. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

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