Bennett, top ministers discuss security measures for end of Ramadan, national holidays

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is huddling with top ministers and other officials to discuss security measures for the end of Ramadan and Israel’s national holidays of Memorial Day and Independence Day next week.

Among those taking part in the meeting are Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Public Security Minister Omer Barlev.

The Kan public broadcaster links the meeting to Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny), when Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad, which begins tonight.

Thousands of police will be deployed to Jerusalem’s Old City ahead of Muslim prayers tonight and tomorrow on the Temple Mount.

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