Israel deploys hundreds of soldiers in Jerusalem

TEL AVIV, Oct. 19 (MNA) – Israeli authorities on Sunday deployed about 300 soldiers in Jerusalem, who instead of wearing Armed Forces badges are wearing police badges, in a unique measure in the last ten years.

According to local media, Israeli police spokesman Miki Rosenfeld explained that the measure was taken to reinforce other security agencies.

Parallel to the additional deployment of soldiers, Israeli authorities placed concrete blocks and additional military checkpoints in Palestinian neighborhoods in Eastern Jerusalem, occupied by Tel Aviv after the 1967 war.

According to Army sources, the new forces' deployment in that zone (which according to the UN must be the Palestinian State's capital) is in accordance with a resolution adopted by the Security Cabinet of the Israeli regime.

Jerusalem city, along with zones in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, among others, has witnessed recent clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian citizens, with seven Israeli and 42 Palestinian deaths so far.

 

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