Police Deploy Across Jerusalem’s Old City on First Friday of Ramadan Prayers

Israeli border policemen stand guard at a bus stop in the east Jerusalem Jewish settlement

The Times of Israel reports: The first Friday prayers of the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan passed quietly in the Old City of Jerusalem, two days after a Palestinian terror attack in Tel Aviv killed four Israelis.

Security forces in Jerusalem were on high alert Friday, with thousands of police, Border Police and volunteer officers patrolling the narrow and winding alleyways of the Old City as well as the neighborhoods and villages of predominantly Arab East Jerusalem.

Despite the relative calm day, police are continuing with plans for bolstered security in the capital, Channel 2 reported. The plans include extra police on routes used by worshipers to reach the Western Wall, in particular during the upcoming Jewish festival of Shavuot, which begins Saturday night.

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