Israel Beefs Up Security in Jerusalem for Passover Holiday

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Throughout the holiday week, great efforts are being made by Israeli security forces to prevent attacks on Jewish visitors to Jerusalem, particularly in the Temple Mount area. The police presence was greatly reinforced and the Israel Security Agency (ISA) is taking part in extensive intelligence work, along with the police. The ISA announced Tuesday the arrest of three West Bank residents who had come to the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem. They are suspected of planning an attack in Jerusalem. Dozens of young Palestinians are detained every week, following information (some of it on social media) suggesting that they are planning or considering terrorist attacks. Similar numbers are arrested by the PA.

2016-04-27 00:00:00

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