Netanyahu calls for safety barriers at Jerusalem bus stops

Julie Wiener

(JTA) — Hours after a terror attack injured 14 Israelis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for concrete safety barriers to be installed at hundreds of Jerusalem bus stops.

Netanyahu on Monday announced the plan, proposed by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the Times of Israel reported.

Under the plan, expected to cost $500,000, protective posts would be installed temporarily at bus stops deemed to be at the greatest risk of car-ramming attacks like the one that took place Monday afternoon.

The alleged perpetrator, a 21-year-old Arab man from eastern Jerusalem, intentionally drove his car into a cluster of people who were waiting for a bus. An 18-month-old baby was one of the 14 people injured.