Following rioting at the Temple Mount Wednesday morning as thousands of Jews converged at the Western Wall to observe Jerusalem Day, police are heightening security for the annual Flag Dance Parade, expected to attract tens of thousands of participants from around the world in the capital Wednesday afternoon.
According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, police units will be be on the scene at all times to closely monitor events on the ground.
"Hundreds of officers will be present to oversee the thousands marching and will respond immediately if any disturbances take place," said Rosenfeld.
The annual parade, prayer and rally begins at 4:00 p.m. and will last until 11:00 p.m. It is produced by the “Am K’Lavi” Society, and accompanied by dancing, singing, and waving of the flags of Israel. and is produced by the “Am K’Lavi” Society.
The parade will end in a festive ceremony, which includes a rally and a communal prayer at the Western Wall.