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Police set to significantly step up lockdown enforcement over weekend

Police at a temporary checkpoint at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem on January 14, 2021, during a 3rd nationwide full lockdown (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Police at a temporary checkpoint at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem on January 14, 2021, during a 3rd nationwide full lockdown (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Israel Police will significantly expand its enforcement of the nationwide lockdown over the weekend, setting up checkpoints that will operate 24 hours a day.

Dozens of checkpoints will be set up along main highways, and over 300 within cities and towns, according to Hebrew media reports.

The lockdown rules prevent Israelis from traveling beyond a kilometer from their homes, except for essential reasons.

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