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October 7, 2011

Israel Police on high alert ahead of Yom Kippur

Police meet with Israeli Arab representatives to prevent incidents such as the one in Acre three years ago when clashes erupted between Arab and Jewish residents.

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Jewish youths hold Israeli flags while an Israeli soldier stands guard the area in a guarding tower on the road between the Jewish West Bank settlement of Itamar and Nablus, during a rally march in the area on Sept. 20. Photo by REUTERS/Nir Elias

Jewish youths hold Israeli flags while an Israeli soldier stands guard the area in a guarding tower on the road between the Jewish West Bank settlement of Itamar and Nablus, during a rally march in the area on Sept. 20. Photo by REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel Police have been holding talks with Israeli Arab representatives in bid to diffuse tensions ahead of Yom Kippur, after the burning of an Upper-Galilee mosque earlier this week. Police hope that calm will be restored in time for Yom Kippur on Saturday.

Security forces sealed off the West Bank on Thursday at midnight, and the blockade will last for 48 hours until Yom Kippur at midnight. The blockade can only be lifted for humanitarian or medical reasons and with the permission of the civil administration.

The Taba border crossing and the Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan River border crossings to Jordan will shut down at noon on Friday and reopen on Saturday at 9 P.M. The Allenby terminal will close at 11 A.M.

Air traffic to and from Israel will halt from 1 P.M. on Friday to 9:30 P.M. on Saturday and the border crossings to Jordan and Gaza will close down. The weather forecast bodes well for fasters, with comfortable temperatures.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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