Israelis, Palestinians Look To Personal Safety In Holy City On Edge – Yahoo News

Israeli officials insist it is not a new, tightly organized Palestinian uprising and cannot be compared with the Intifada that raged from 2000 to 2005, during which suicide bombers blew up Israeli buses and cafes and the Israeli army invaded West Bank cities. For the most part, security guards who tried to prevent and often died in such bombings are no longer posted at the entrance to restaurants and stores in Jerusalem, but they are a lingering presence outside its main indoor shopping mall. So when Ayala, a 39-year-old Israeli teacher, wanted to have coffee with a friend on Wednesday, the complex offered a safe haven. “We’re going on with our lives but with much more caution. We are afraid of the Arabs,” said Ayala, who declined to give her last name. “It’s deja vu.
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