Worshippers in Safad will be carrying their firearms to synagogue on Rosh Hashana. Inspector Itzhak Deutch, the local police commander, made this unusual request in case terrorists should try an attack on a synagogue during the High Holy Days. Most of the children who were killed by terrorists in the Maalot school-house were from Safad. Elsewhere in the country, the local police and civil defense are preparing plans for the protection of synagogues and other places of prayer during the holidays.
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