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        8/22/2011, Av 22, 5771

      Terror Alert in Jerusalem Cancelled


      An increased terror alert that had been in effect for Jerusalem since Sunday afternoon was called off Monday evening. The alert had been implemented based on specific information that terrorists would attempt to carry out an attack in the city.  IDF troops, Shin Bet officers, and police spread out at all entrances to the city, undertaking searches of vehicles and detaining suspicious individuals.

      Alerts that had been in effect for cities in the south as a result of the weekend rocket attacks from Gaza were called off as well, after Hamas announced it was accepting a ceasefire with Israel.