Threat of violence keeps police out of Jerusalem Haredi neighborhood

30.05.2011                      26.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 41 des Omer

Mea She'arim:

Threat of violence keeps police out of Jerusalem Haredi neighborhood

Officer admits in court that sometimes police do not enter Mea She'arim to arrest suspects for fear of confrontations with residents.

Police are reluctant to enter the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea She'arim because of residents' violence, a police spokesman said during a recent court hearing over the remand of a neighborhood resident.
A police official said in court Thursday that the reason the police had not arrested a wanted man for more than a month, despite knowing where in Mea She'arim he was, was that every time they go into the neighborhood police property is damaged and they do not want unnecessary confrontations….