The heightened security alert in Jerusalem enacted on Tuesday at 5 p.m. continued on Wednesday, as police and security authorities ramped up their presence in the capital. National police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the alert was confined to the capital and that is the only area with increased police presence.

“There is still heightened security in Jerusalem after a general alert was received, but it is not affecting in any way any events  in the city,” Rosenfeld said. He noted that police had not closed any streets and all routines are continuing as normal.

Emergency services were in Jerusalem were placed on high alert on Tuesday due to intelligence reports of a terror threat to the capital.

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