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  Nissan 12, 5775 , 01/04/15

Heightened Security in Jerusalem

The police have dispatched thousands of officers to the Old City of Jerusalem in preparation for Passover and Easter, both of which begin this weekend. 130,000 visitors, equivalent to 17% of Jerusalem's population, are expected to enter the city for the holidays.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld says that the increased security presence will last until the end of Passover.

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