Sunday, December 13, scores of specially trained security forces personnel began to patrol the buses, bus stops and the main traffic artery of Jerusalem. On the morning of the ceremony devoted to the beginning of work of special forces. It was attended by the Minister of transport and exploration Yisrael Katz.
Turning to successor service patrol a special unit, Minister of transport and exploration Yisrael Katz said, «Earlier the passengers had been the target for terrorist attacks. Your task – to act with responsibility and determination. On the one hand, adamant, any ways to prevent any attempt to prejudice, and to avert the threat of public transport users. On the other hand, is responsible to do the work».
A special unit was established after the military-political Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Minister of transport and exploration Yisrael Katz on strengthening security on public transportation in Jerusalem on the basis of the operational plan, previously prepared by the Ministry of transport. About two months ago, ensuring transport security in the capital has temporarily embarked soldiers of the special units of the IDF.
According to Minister Yisrael Katz, a unit of security will strengthen the overall security of citizens, and in particular the safety of passengers awaiting buses at bus stops, including the Central transport arteries of Jerusalem.
In the first stage, the unit has dozens of patrol cars and 300 employees who had completed military service in combat units. They were carefully selected and trained and are patrolling the Central transportation facilities during all hours of operation of public transport.
Patrol can be identified by a special uniform, with sidearms and radios, and related permits issued by the Israeli police, providing them with the authority to detain and inspect personal belongings.
The Ministry of transport also reported that the recruitment of new staff in a special unit goes on.