Security Situation Hits Jerusalem Business Hard: ‘Mahane Yehuda Market Is Half Empty’

Business owners in the capital tell of a steep drop in sales, which started back in the summer during the war in Gaza. Malls relatively stable.

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Elkana Wissenshtern sold only 4,000 shekels-worth ($1,050) of fish on Tuesday – about half what he sells on an average day at his stall in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market. A second-generation stallholder,...