In Judea held Passover hatm: record of visitors expected to reach Hebron

אילוסטרציה. צילום: דובר צה”ל

The heavy security are the main routes in the city, with the presence of the soldiers. The Colonel, father of Acorn: “approximately 40,000 visitors expected during Passover.”

תאריך: 24/03/2013, 09:30    
מחבר: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה”ל

The Brigade, which dominates the central city, complementing the extensive preparation for Passover: as every year, the directive allows for hatm
For Jews to pray at the tomb of the Patriarchs without separation. This year, due to the increased amount of disturbance events, emphasis in maintaining security.

Since the massacre at the tomb of the Patriarchs in 1994, the cave was divided into two parts, Jews and Muslims. The mosque is Zion yitzchok, known as “Isaac”, however, is used throughout the year for Muslim prayers, while the courtyard and room where Zion, are used in prayer. This Division attacked all year round, except some days allocated to Jews or Arabs only.

The Colonel, father of Acorn, said the IDF on site preparation, is expected to evaluate coming of tens of thousands of visitors to the tomb of the Patriarchs. “Every day, the Jewish settlement of about 700 people, and we hope to accommodate 40,000 visitors simultaneously. Therefore, it is a very large potential friction and significant transportation issue in town, explained, we noted that the fall in each scenario, including the establishment of security and sleeves heavy guard of soldiers in labor.

“We recognize since operation” pillar “increased interference events. Every little incident that happens can jump all the sector “, said Colonel Acorn,” we see the band last few days even that ultimately are difficult, and in this context also see threats of terrorism hinges of all those organizations, plus the Pesach event
Become more challenging “. Mattis said that naturally the alert in sector costs for
Passover, but there is a sensitivity, especially in light of the security situation.

In light of the recent events in the sector, said Colonel Acorn the readiness forces and praised their activities in the field: “we were able to maintain a normal life in this sector, with us soldiers and commanders who did a good job. Despite the congestion, stood perfectly in the Mission of the defense sector and our forces are functioning well.

Translated from Hebrew