80,000 security personnel to secure Pope's visit

May 6, 2009 18:23


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Some 80,000 security personnel will secure the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, who will arrive in Israel on Monday. The security operation, codenamed Operation White Cape, will see 60,000 police officers and 20,000 other security personnel take part in arrangements surrounding the visit, with at least five to six thousand officers involved every day. Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld has described the operation as one of the largest in recent years. Undercover agents will be activated alongside Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) agents, and the Border Police will also be called upon to help secure the visit. "We have practiced a range of scenarios, from the small scale to the large, and will hold daily intelligence assessments. We are fully prepared," Rosenfeld said Tuesday.

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