רב ניצב משה קראדי מפכ"ל המשטרה שוק הכרמל
Photo: Niv Calderon
Anti-parade protest in Jerusalem
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Overload. As if the unprecedented measures taken to deal with the gay pride parade scheduled to be held in Jerusalem on Friday were not enough, the police on Wednesday declared a high state of alert across Israel following the grave incident which took place in Gaza Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday afternoon, Police Chief Moshe Karadi instructed the police districts, the Border Guard and the traffic police to boost their routine security operations.
The defense establishment currently holds 15 concrete warnings on terror organizations' plans to carry out attacks in Israel. The warnings originate in the Samaria and Gaza Strip and relate to suicide bombings, fire incidents, high-trajectory fire and kidnappings.
In light of the police chief's instruction, the forces are expected to boost their activities in the entrances to Israel's largest cities, in crowded places, in bus stops and in city centers.
The police will also boost their forces in the Seam Line area with exposed and concealed roadblocks and patrols.
Even before the Gaza incidents, Karadi decided to raise the police alert level to a state of emergency across Israel ahead of Friday's pride parade. Police are dealing with information on plans of ultra-Orthodox elements and right-wing activists to harm the parade.
Some 10,000 police and Border Guard officers have been allocated in order to deal with the threats.