Fear of Reprisals Casts a Pall on Jerusalem
At lunch hour Tuesday on Jerusalem’s most fashionable street, Mor Naki stood sentry with his Uzi outside the nearly empty Caffit Cafe.
“At this time, the restaurant is usually full,” the 22-year-old security guard said, glancing down Emek Rafaim Street on the south side of Jerusalem. “Look around — there are people out, it’s a beautiful warm spring day. But very few of these people will consider going into a restaurant on a day like this, after an event like the assassination of Yassin, because a restaurant is a good target for a terror attack.” The day after Israeli helicopter pilots assassinated Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader and founder of the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, Israelis awoke to the kind of pervasive atmosphere of fear that hasn’t been felt here in months. Full Story