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Police to dispatch 3,000 officers throughout Old City amid fears of renewed clashes on last Friday of Ramadan

Palestinians face Israeli Border Police officers as they patrol the area in front of the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, on April 17, 2022. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
Palestinians face Israeli Border Police officers as they patrol the area in front of the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, on April 17, 2022. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Police are gearing up to secure the Old City of Jerusalem ahead for prayers on the last day of Ramadan tomorrow .

Roughly 3,000 officers will be deployed throughout the Old City, amid fears of renewed clashes, Walla reports. Reinforcements will remain in the area in the days that follow, in light of the upcoming Memorial Day, Independence Day and Eid al-Fitr and Jerusalem Day holidays.

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