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Millions allocated for Jerusalem security over high holidays

“This is another important step in our uncompromising struggle to restore personal security and for Jerusalem, our capital," says Israel's national security minister.

A view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City and the surrounding area, on Aug. 10, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
A view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City and the surrounding area, on Aug. 10, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel’s Ministry of National Security has allocated $32 million to bolster security in eastern Jerusalem over the upcoming Jewish high holidays, which begin on Friday, Sept. 15, with Rosh Hashanah.

The funds will be used in part to expand the “View to Jerusalem” project, deploying cameras at friction points and main axes in the city.

Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir hailed the move as “another important step in our uncompromising struggle to restore personal security and for Jerusalem, our capital.”

He continued: “We brought in record budgets for the police and the bodies of the ministry, increased standards and salary increases in order to significantly increase police manpower … and we continue to work to strengthen governance and personal security in Jerusalem and in the entire State of Israel.”

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