Forces deploy in J'lem ahead of Sepulchre Church ceremony

April 22, 2011 10:38


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Security forces in Jerusalem will deploy throughout the city on Friday in preparation for Saturday's Holy Fire Ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City

Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshipers are expected to attend the ceremony which occurs the Saturday prior to Easter.Thousands of police officers, Border Police officers, Magen David Adom crews, firefighters and volunteers will be deployed in east Jerusalem, the Old City and at the site of the church.

The forces will supervise the Christian worshipers who will gather at the church and then embark on a procession.

The ceremony will take place from the morning into the afternoon hours.

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