A governmental committee examining the issue of security in public spaces recommended a legal amendment requiring open-air shopping centers apply for the same permits as indoor malls, requiring more armed security guards and allowing the police to perform security patrols.
Israel plans to boost security in open malls and markets with on-site guards and patrols, two months after Palestinian attackers opened fire on shoppers and diners at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market, the Times of Israel reported on Tuesday.
The site of the terror attack in which two Palestinian gunmen killed four patrons of the Sarona market in Tel Aviv a day earlier, June 9 2016 – Photo: JESSI SATIN/I24NEWS
Four people were killed and over a dozen wounded in the Tel Aviv attack, which many commentators said recalled the darkest days of the second intifada, when Tel Aviv residents were regularly targeted with bombings on public transports and places of leisure such as restaurants. Continue Reading »
Disagreement between Public Security Ministry and the Defense Ministry will leave dozens of communities on Israel’s border without a security budget beginning January 1.
By Matan Tzuri
A NIS 70 million cut to the security budget for 50 Israeli border communities will go into effect on December 31, leaving problems with the border fence unsolved, removing arms from military warehouses, and hindering the ability of security coordinators to monitor the border 7 days a week, Ynet learned on Thursday, while the Defense Ministry and Public Security Ministry both say the matter does not fall under their responsibility.
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Damage to the kibbutz’s security fence will be left unfixed after the budget cut comes into effect.