Hundreds Protest Government Handling of Terror Attacks

YERUSHALAYIM -
Shomron regional council head Yossi Dagan speaks during a demonstration outside the Prime Minister’s office in Yerushalayim. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Yerushalayim’s Paris Square outside the prime minister’s office in Yerushalayim on Thursday evening to protest the government’s failure to stem the wave of terror that has prevailed on the country’s roadways in recent days.

Chants were heard demanding the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, despite his announcement earlier of stepped-up security and a renewed promise to legalize outpost communities in Yehudah and Shomron.

The ads that were distributed for the demonstration read: “Our dead are lying in front of us. We have stopped being silent because we are tired of dying.”

Following the demonstration near the prime minister’s residence, the police blocked the route from Arlozorov Street through Ben Maimon Boulevard to Paris Square.

Also on Thursday, anger at the situation led to rock-throwing at cars driven by Palestinians in the Gush Etzion area, a security source told the official Palestinian Authority news site Wafa.

A number of the vehicles were damaged, he said.

Rocks were also hurled at cars driven by Palestinians near the entrance to Jit, a village in the northern western bank, Zakaria Sede, a field coordinator, says in a phone call.

A number of the vehicles were damaged, he says.