Israeli forces secure Jerusalem for tens of thousands ahead of Christmas

Border Police have concluded security preparations to accommodate tens of thousands of Christian tourists from across the globe making pilgrimages to Bethlehem and the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City for the Christmas period.

Standing on the Jerusalem side of Bethlehem’s Rachel’s Tomb checkpoint on a chilly Tuesday afternoon, Border Police Ch.-Supt. Shahar Izhaky said security arrangements for the holiday have been divided into two parts.


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