צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

Another evident increase trend in the number of crossings, the concepts listed
In the last three months. During this period prevented about 300 smuggling, compared to about 150 smuggling during the same period last year.

תאריך: 18/11/2014, 12:25    
מחבר: מיכל גלברד, אתר צה”ל

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In light of the tensions in East Jerusalem: the crossings Erez battalion, responsible for the Jerusalem envelope transitions increases alert state. The increase in tension in sector attracted since “operation return”, and reached its peak in recent weeks.
“There is no doubt a step in recent weeks, strengthened the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Gil.

The escalation of violence in East Jerusalem can be seen in the sharp increase in seizures of weapons and cold in the aisles, and the perceptions people illegal. For example, compared to the same period last year, you can see that the penetration of retries cold weapon doubled. These weapons include knives, went berserk, questions, and in fact all
What you can do with a bombing hit single, the battalion commander. The rising trend is evident even in the reintroduction of weapons, such as a rifle, which was registered in the last three months.

During this period prevented about 300 smuggling, compared to about 150 smuggling during the same period in 2013. In October alone recorded about 50 seizures of weaponry, against 10 seizures last year. In addition, three cases in the last three months the smugglers seized that India planned to carry out an attack in Israel territory. “They intended to try India and run a knife through the pass in order to stab the policeman or soldier first exhibit,” Lieutenant Colonel revealed. In these cases actually prevented an attack.

At the same time, observed an increase of 75% in the amount of illegal staying trying to enter the territories of Israel. It comes in, come to look for work, as well as those whose purpose is to carry out sabotage or a crime. In three months, at 684 captured compared to 391 in during the same period last year. In October alone seized 101 in 70, at seized this month last year.

“The reality requires us to the highest vigilance.”

In recent weeks the crossings were exposed to additional threats and increasing freight sector-throwing at soldiers. Three weeks ago, tossed an explosive at the crossing, which Rachel joined the number of Chargers thrown past transitions and soldiers.

To cope with the threats, battalion commanders, practicing the Warriors before boarding. “We are on high alert and constant vigilance,” said Lieutenant Colonel. “We are working with the soldiers for drills and cases against each scenario: what to do in case of a single hazard that comes to pass, of a suicide bomber, overriding, stab and gunshot experience”, elaborated.

Also, the Warriors move in full personal protection Since tensions began during operation return brothers “, all security guards carry them ceramic vest Jerusalem envelope. required previously. “The protection issue is an issue that has the direct consequence of the security situation. Reality requires us to the highest vigilance “, said Lieutenant Colonel.

Translated from Hebrew

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