Following the vehicular attack near Binyanei Ha’uma in Yerushalayim on Monday, 2 Teves, authorities announce that hundreds of bus stops in the city will be fortified with large concrete blocks to prevent future vehicular ramming attacks.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave the word to expedite the process, allocating NIS 2 million to provide protection to commuters at the city’s bus stops. Concrete blocks have already been placed at numerous Jerusalem light rail stations following a number of vehicular attacks directed at the light rail stops. Authorities will now concentrate on the busiest bus stops, those more likely to be inviting terror targets.
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced his ministry will fund the operation, pointing out the responsibility does not rest with his him.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)