Police boost security in Old City and at checkpoints

Against a backdrop of lonewolf terrorist attacks that nearly cost the lives of a Border Police officer near the Damascus Gate and female IDF officer at a security checkpoint separating Ramallah and Jerusalem, police said extra units will be on hand for Friday prayers in the capital.

Prayers will proceed as planned as thousands of Palestinians are expected to convene at al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount for the third week of Ramadan, though with a greater police presence,” Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Thursday.

“Apart from standard security measures, extra police units will be stationed in and around the Old City, as well as the checkpoints Rachel’s Crossing and Kalandia Crossing, where there have been terrorist attacks,” Rosenfeld said, adding that police have made additional plans to ensure the Muslim holiday will continue without violence.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-boost-security-in-Old-City-and-at-checkpoints-407906

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