Amid terror threat, police raise level of alert

Aharonovitch increases security near embassies, sites linked to foreign interests, gov't institutions after terror attacks abroad.

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February 14, 2012 15:14
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Israel Police officer 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

 
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Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich ordered police to raise alert levels across the country on Tuesday following a series of terror attacks abroad.

The police's Operations head, Cmdr. Nissim Mor sent out instructions to all seven police districts on the new level of alert, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

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Areas of increased security include places that have large crowds, embassies, sites linked to foreign interests, airports, sea ports, and government institutions, Rosenfeld added.

Police districts switched to the Shield 3 security level, which means that officers have formed three rings of security extending from city centers outwards.

Additionally, officers received a reminder on guidelines for opening fire.

Addressing the recent attacks, Aharonovich said, "We know who is behind them, and the government of Israel will reach them."

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