Police announce deployment of 24 checkpoints for Purim curfew

Police say they will deploy checkpoints in 24 locations around the country as they enforce the Purim curfew decided upon by the government, which will be in effect Thursday-Saturday between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Those breaking the curfew will be fined NIS 500 ($150). Meanwhile, those hosting parties or large events during the holiday against the rules will be fined between NIS 5000-10,000 ($1,500-$3,000).

Police at a temporary checkpoint to enforce coronavirus restrictions in the northern Arab town of Deir Al-Asad, April 15, 2020. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)