Israel tightens West Bank access ahead of Passover
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Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 16:50
  
Israeli police have "heightened the level of security alert for the festival of Easter and Passover, especially in Jerusalem and its Old City," said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

The force had "mobilised units to all over the country and especially Eilat, following yesterday's attack," he told AFP. Yesterday, a rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula slammed into the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat causing no injuries in the town packed with tourists ahead of a Jewish holiday.

Israeli police have "heightened the level of security alert for the festival of Easter and Passover, especially in Jerusalem and its Old City," said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

The force had "mobilised units to all over the country and especially Eilat, following yesterday's attack," he told AFP. Yesterday, a rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula slammed into the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat causing no injuries in the town packed with tourists ahead of a Jewish holiday.

The Passover holiday, during which Jews commemorate their biblical exodus from Egypt, will last for seven days beginning today at sunset, the same day Christians observe Good Friday, marking Jesus' crucifixion.

PTI


First Published: Friday, April 06, 2012, 16:50


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