Jerusalem police on high alert ahead of Passover holiday

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The Jerusalem District Police on Sunday declared high alert across the capital, which will be in effect throughout the Passover holiday, beginning on April 10. The decision in taking after a terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem when a Palestinian terrorist stabbed two youths and tried to stab a border policeman. The terrorist attempted to flee the scene and was killed after a short clash with Border Police. They are trying to strengthen the security forces under the Easter holiday and those who try to prevent people from visiting Jerusalem will have “think twice” because ISrael is much better prepared than in the past. Saturday’s incident took place at around 3:15 p.m., when a 17-year-old Palestinian from the Nablus region, who had no permit to be in Israel, began following two haredi youths aged 18 and 20 down Hagai Street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Due to this event during the holiday, increased police deployment will focus on holy sites and recreational destinations like parks, national parks, and nature reserves, as well as along major highways and other hightraffic roads. Extra police presence will be felt along the seam line between east and west Jerusalem and in the Greater Jerusalem area, as well as at entrances to Israel from Judea and Samaria.

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