Police go on high alert in Jerusalem, surroundings for Purim
Police say they are on high alert in Jerusalem and its surrounding areas as the city celebrates Purim.
“Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai has ordered an increased vigilance and a visible presence in Jerusalem, in the area of the seam line and mixed areas,” a police statement says.
“It is important to note that the Israel Police are currently busy with a long series of missions to allow the general public to celebrate the Purim holiday safely all over the country,” the statement adds.
Purim is celebrated today in most of the world, but tonight and tomorrow in Jerusalem.
The statement comes after an IDF raid in the West Bank town of Jenin kills six Palestinians, including the suspected terrorist who shot dead two Israeli brothers in Huwara last week.