Only Islam means heightened security for their religious holidays, not from outside forces, but from the adherents themselves. Big difference.
Muslims pray at Temple Mount. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Police on Wednesday said heightened security measures have been implemented to ensure the public’s safety as tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers, including from the West Bank and Gaza, ascend the Temple Mount for the first Friday prayers of Ramadan this week.
Thousands of Border Police and Special Patrol units will be stationed in and around the Old City and at security checkpoints leading to Jerusalem, according to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
“Extra coordination is being made this year in order to allow thousands of Palestinians to enter the Temple Mount,” Rosenfeld said. “This includes coordination with buses coming out of Bethlehem and other Palestinian areas, which will be going through security checks and then directly to the Old City.”