Skip to comments.Terror alert declared in Jerusalem
Posted on 02/12/2013 11:31:27 AM PST by Nachum
Security forces declared a state of increased readiness on Tuesday evening in Jerusalem in response to intelligence received by the Shin Bet security service indicating the possibility of a terror attack in the city.
Magen David Adom ambulance service declared a Level C alert, the second-highest level of readiness. Local firefighters were also on standby.
A police helicopter was patrolling the skies above the capital, and other units were deployed. There were also roadblocks at entrances to the city, and vehicles leaving nearby Arab villages were being checked.
The fear was of a terror attack, possibly by a suicide bomber, but the alert was general, rather than specific, security sources said.
Israeli officials have warned of an upsurge in attacks on Israelis from the West Bank of late. An annual survey released late last month said there had been an increase in the number of terror attacks carried out against Israelis in 2012 compared to 2011, but it was accompanied by a decrease in the number of fatalities.
According to the annual Shin Bet report, the number of terror attacks in the West Bank rose from 320 in 2011 to 578 in 2012, while 282 attacks were carried out in Jerusalem, compared to 191 in 2011.
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Shin Bet, “The Shield That Isn’t Seen”. I like that.
Hoping for a premature detonation, and only the perp gets mist-afied.
Who’s responsible? Amish? blond Swedes? Let me guess.