Police will beef up security in Jerusalem after receiving intelligence warnings about probable terrorist strikes during the High Holidays that begin on Sunday evening, district commander Doron Turgeman announced.

During Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the following week of Sukkot, thousands of Jews will travel to Jerusalem. Two thousand officers will be deployed to the city to protect locals and tourists, Turgeman said.

The Old City of Jerusalem will be the center of attention, and several nearby roads will be shut down during the holidays. Cars will be prohibited from entering the Old City.

Israel has received intelligence that Palestinian terrorist organizations plan to carry out attacks during the High Holidays.

The number of officers on motorcycles will be doubled to improve response time.


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