Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) addressed the increasing tension in Jerusalem Monday, vowing not to let the lawlessness continue to spiral out of control during the opening session of the Knesset.
“This city has lived in peace and security for years, while preserving the dignity and freedom of movement of its citizens wherever they are, and so it must continue to be.”
“I am convinced that the decision-makers know well the routine in maintaining this complex city from day-to-day, and will put in their place all those who try to violate the peace of the city and the safety of residents, visitors and tourists,” he added.
The students were supposed to visit the Western Wall and Ammunition Hill, next to the place where Wednesday’s terrorist attack, in which three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun was murdered, took place.
“I am so sorry to hear about the municipality’s decision to cancel student trips to the capital,” he said.
“With all due respect to the understandable desire to maintain the children’s safety, it seems to me that this is one step too many, which sends a negative message of excessive fear.”