Riots broke out in several locations around the country following the announcement by the United States recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. On Friday, a demonstration was held in the village of Beit Sira located on the other side of the security fence east of Maccabim. The army and the security forces dealt with the incident. Mayor Haim Bibas met with the city’s security personnel and police, where they decided to continue to reinforce security forces in the city in order to boost security in the city in general and educational institutions in particular.
The roadblocks at the entrances to the city in the mornings will be reinstated. There will be an increase in security forces on the main roads in the city. The security department is assisting the police in identifying and preventing entry of illegal aliens into the city. They are conducting unannounced inspections of building sites and setting up checkpoints at the entrances to the city in the early morning hours. There are 30 mobile security units, most of them part of the city’s police department that operate throughout the city.
The city does not allow foreign workers to enter educational institutions without the approval of the city’s security officer and prior coordination with the school’s staff. The Iriyah will continue to reinforce security at schools near building sites. Security of educational institutions by the city’s security department begins in the morning and lasts hours after school ends. There are comprehensive security checks around the preschools all day. Security forces also perform random checks of people on the streets near educational institutions.
Residents should remain alert and report any unusual activity to the police and the city’s hotline 106 or Security Department, 08-9394666 or the Security Moked, 08-9726217.