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Police stepped up security measures in Jerusalem on the eve of 9 AV

On the evening of 31 July, for Jews, a day of mourning in memory of the destruction of the First and Second temples in Jerusalem.

Fasting begins from 8 PM ava for a few minutes before sunset and ends after the stars appeared in the sky on the evening of the 9th of AV. From sunset to sunset, Jews do not eat, not drink, not wear leather shoes. This is the only day in the year when a Jew has no right to study the Torah, as it is considered a source of joy.

The press service of police reported on the increased security measures in Jerusalem on the eve of the 9th of AV. Police, border guards and volunteers will participate in the maintenance of order within the walls of the Old city, and next to him. Will also be heavily guarded synagogues.

On the evening of 31 July in Jerusalem held a March of extreme right-wing movement «Women in green». Activists of the movement will be from Independence Park (Gan ha’atzmaut) to Junk the Old city gate. The March will begin at 22:00 and during its movement is overridden with the traffic.

1 Aug 17:00 will be denied entry of private vehicles into the territory of the Old city.

Police stepped up security measures in Jerusalem on the eve of 9 AV 31.07.2017

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