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Security services said drilling for scenario in which Knesset is stormed after election

A member of the Knesset Guard stands at his position, with a face cover, at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on September 9, 2015. (Yaniv Nadav/Flash90/File)
A member of the Knesset Guard stands at his position, with a face cover, at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on September 9, 2015. (Yaniv Nadav/Flash90/File)

The Knesset Guard and security agencies are preparing for a scenario in which masses try to storm the parliament building during or after tomorrow’s national election, in what would mirror the scenes seen in January at the US Capitol after Donald Trump lost the election, Channel 13 news reports.

A pro-Trump mob breaks into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

The scenario is one of several that featured in the Knesset Guard’s preparations for election day, according to the report.

The network says a special operations room will be set up at the Knesset by the police, the Shin Bet security service and the state prosecution to monitor potentially violent or inflammatory events akin to those that preceded the Capitol riots.

The alert will be high throughout the voting and will reach its peak at 10 p.m., as voting ends and exit polls are published.

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