WATCH: Motorcyclists ride in support of Israel police

The bikers met with and embraced police officers as a 'thank you' for protecting Jerusalem residents.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 28, 2017 19:59
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Motorcyclists ride to the Western Wall in support of Israel police (credit: courtesy Israel Police)

Motorcyclists ride to the Western Wall in support of Israel police (credit: courtesy Israel Police)

 
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A group of more than a hundred motorcyclists rode Friday to the Western Wall to show their support for Israel's police officers.

Police patrols have been guarding the Old City of Jerusalem non-stop during the rising tensions over the Temple Mount.

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Tensions were sparked when two police officers were killed on July 14th in a terror attack at the Temple Mount and metal detectors were installed next to the Lion's Gate and other gates to the Temple Mount in response.

After a series of cabinet meetings, the metal detectors and security cameras were removed on Tuesday.

The police were on high alert Friday morning, expecting disturbances and demonstrations in the Old City of Jerusalem during Friday prayers, according to the Police Foreign Press Spokesman.

New security measures were taken, including only allowing men aged 50 and older to enter Temple Mount. Women of all ages could enter. A number of roads were closed and extra policemen and border policemen were deployed to the vicinity of the Old City.

Amid this tension, dozens of bikers from all across Israel arrived in Latrun, approximately 25 kilometers west of Jerusalem, where they started their journey to the Western Wall plaza.



The bikers met with and embraced police officers as a 'thank you' for protecting Jerusalem residents.

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