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Gaza border town deploys mobile bomb shelters ahead of Jerusalem Day

Illustrative: Small concrete bomb shelters painted in bright colors for children waiting for their school bus are seen in Sderot on July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Illustrative: Small concrete bomb shelters painted in bright colors for children waiting for their school bus are seen in Sderot on July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The Sderot Municipality is placing mobile bomb shelters around the southern town, according to a photo published by the Kan public broadcaster, amid concerns Palestinian terrorists in the nearby Gaza Strip could fire rockets toward Israel during Jerusalem Day on Sunday.

Last year, Gaza’s Hamas rulers fired rockets at Israel amid a nationalistic march through the Old City that is held annually on Jerusalem Day, setting off an 11-day conflict.

Separately, Hebrew media reports say three reserve companies of Border Police officers will be called up to further bolster police ahead of Jerusalem Day, as they ramp up measures in the capital and mixed Jewish and Arab cities nationwide to be on guard for any eruptions of violence.

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