IRON FIST: Over 1,000 Combat Soldiers Deployed to Jerusalem to smash terrorists
Six military companies sent to reinforce police ranks in joint operations, as capital prepares for another tense day.
A day after two lethal attacks rocked Jerusalem and left three Jews murdered, the IDF is preparing to implement the decisions of the Security Cabinet and reinforce the police presence in the capital.
Throughout the day on Wednesday, six entire military companies consisting of over 1,000 IDF combat soldiers are due to arrive in Jerusalem to aid the police in maintaining public order and preventing Arab terrorist attacks.
The soldiers are to coordinate with the police, and conduct joint operations with police officers. The IDF and the police have yet to officially decide where exactly the companies are to be deployed in the restive city.
The Security Cabinet on Tuesday night approved a series of additional security measures to deal with the recent wave of terror.
Among the measures upon which it was decided:
- The Cabinet authorized the Israeli police to impose a closure or seal points of friction in Jerusalem according to security considerations.
- In addition to the demolition of homes of terrorists, rebuilding a home in the place where the home of a terrorist was demolished will be prohibited.
- The assets of terrorists who carried out attacks will be confiscated.
- Permanent residency of
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