Jerusalem police stepped up security measures in the ancient city on Sunday (11 January) amid fears that Arab guerrillas were planning a spectacular attack in Israel to coincide with Monday's United Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East.
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Background: Jerusalem police stepped up security measures in the ancient city on Sunday (11 January) amid fears that Arab guerrillas were planning a spectacular attack in Israel to coincide with Monday's United Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East.
The Police warned the public to be especially alert and report any suspicious objects or behaviour.
Following a supermarket explosion in Jerusalem on Friday (9 January), police activities were greatly increased.
Special border patrol units wee brought in and put on full alert. Officers manning the regular checkpoints throughout the city have been told to be particularly through in their searches for weapons and bombs.
Armoured cars covered the Damascus and Herod's Gates and patrolled the streets surrounding the city's press centre.
Lydda airport has also been placed under a state of alert, airport police units have been reinforced to check all incoming passengers and luggage.
SYNOPSIS: The ancient city of Jerusalem came under even tighter security precautions on Sunday. Israeli security police feared that Jerusalem would be the site of a spectacular Arab guerrilla attack to coincide with the opening of the United Nations' Security Council debate on the middle East on Monday.
Armoured cars covered the gates of the city and troops kept in touch with security check-points by walkie-talkie.
Special border patrol units were brought in to reinforce the city's normal crime squads, who were switched to security operations.
Police warned the public to be on the alert and to report any suspicious objects or behaviour.
Troops stopped cars along the roads leading to Jerusalem for spot check. All identity cards were carefully scrutinised. The security measures were stepped up after a supermarket bomb blast on Friday, in which seven people were slightly injured.
Haga (Civil Defence) men and vehicles combed the streets surrounding the city's press centre and backed-up police forces.