Though the IDF
is not expected to enact a closure on the West Bank,
Police will increase its deployment across Israel
on Wednesday, Rosh Hashana eve, and will boost security checks in both land and sea border crossings.
On the eve itself police will up its presence near synagogues and other prayer sites.
In the course of the next few weeks, police will increase its anti-illegal residents activities and will step-up deployment in public spaces, the Seam Zone, markets, malls, beaches, and hitchhiking hot-spots.
Border Guard officer in Jerusalem (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
Security and sapper units will make preliminary readiness checks in main sites ahead of partiers' arrival. Traffic control will also boost its presence along main roads, and road-blocks will be placed in order to take inebriated drivers off the road.
Police have promised "to guard, protect and secure, and to give a professional, swift response to any possible scenario." Police urged citizens to go out and celebrate without fears or concerns.
IDF soldiers forced to remain in their bases during the holiday will be treated to a Rosh Hashana dinner, for which were purchased six tons of fish, 21 tons of turkey meat, 16.5 tons chicken and 18 tons beef.
The soldiers will enjoy 15 tons apples, dipped in two tons of honey. In addition, messes will be stocked with two tons dry fruit, 5.5 tons pomegranates, five tons fresh dates and eight tons honey cakes.
In prisons around Israel, some 6,000 Jewish
prisoners will attend holiday dinners and services, after 336 will go on leave.
Additionally, 95 yeshiva students volunteered to conduct prayers in prison synagogues, which were supplied with 60 shofars, 400 prayer books and 350 prayer shawls.
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