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Israel Police On Alert Going Into Yom Kippur Fast Day

An illustrative image of an Israel Police officer. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

Report from Israel says, Police will be stationed throughout Jerusalem to prevent vehicular traffic from disrupting the Israeli holy day of Yom Kippur on Monday.

It will be on alert to prevent disturbances and suspicious activity, the Israel Police said on Sunday.

The State of Israel will bring in the fast day on Sunday evening with increased tensions on the Lebanese and Gazan borders, as well as a spate of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and counterterrorism operations in the West Bank.

Police updated Sunday that the suspected terrorist who conducted the Qalandia checkpoint car ramming on Thursday had his arrest extended by five days.

The 38-year-old Kfar Aqab resident had injured a security guard in the suicidal attack, in which he had cut his own arms with an exacto knife.

The terrorist knifeman who injured a light rail guard at Givat HaMivtar also had his arrest extended. The assailant remains in serious condition in the hospital.

The police called on the public to be vigilant and report unusual events and suspicious objects to police.

On Wednesday, police advised citizens to carry legal firearms on the High Holy Day.

Police and Border Police officers were stationed around the Kotel area on Saturday night to protect pilgrims. TJP

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