Police gear up to crack down on illegal New Year’s Eve parties

The Israel Police will begin setting up checkpoints on highways across the country from 7 p.m. and through the night, as part of its efforts to prevent New Year’s Eve gatherings. Police representative Hai Mizrahi tells Channel 12 cops will perform random sobriety tests.

He urges Israelis to heed the rules and avoid any sort of illicit gatherings.

As part of its crackdown on illegal parties, police will deploy helicopters and drones.

Mizrahi says police are also monitoring social media.

Border Police patrol in downtown Jerusalem during Israel’s third coronavirus lockdown, December 29, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)