Israel increases security ahead of holiday
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Israel increases security ahead of holiday

Security in Israel and at Israeli and Jewish institutions around the world has been increased for Yom Kippur.

In Israel, the army and security forces have been put on high alert in advance of the holiday due to 11 specific terror alerts including kidnappings, bombings and rocket attacks, as well as other general alerts.

Beginning Wednesday morning, police are deploying to markets, cemeteries and synagogues, according to Ynet. IDF troops will increase their numbers along the security fence and near eastern Jerusalem. No traffic from eastern Jerusalem will be allowed to enter the rest of the country.

Israeli embassies and Jewish Agency offices have also added security measures.