Thousands of police to be deployed on Election Day

Police spokesman says thousands of officers to fan out at some 10,132 polling stations in Israel, “ensuring public right to vote."

By
January 21, 2013 12:07
1 minute read.
An IDF soldier votes early in Ashdod, January 20, 2013.

An IDF soldier votes in Ashdod 370. (photo credit: Reuters/Amir Cohen)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Over 20,000 police and Border Police officers and police volunteers will be deployed across the country to secure polling stations on Tuesday, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

The officers will be in charge of keeping the peace at some 10,132 polling stations, with a focus on “ensuring that the public can exercise their right to vote without any problems whatsoever,” Rosenfeld said, adding that acts of political vandalism in recent days have highlighted the importance of a strong police presence on Election Day.

“In recent days, you’ve had incidents of people tearing down signs, or burning books, because of internal rivalries, or other things, and this is something that we are keeping in mind for tomorrow.”

On Sunday there were a number of such incidents reported, including the spraying of graffiti reading “Yigal Amir was right” on the wall of The Tzipi Livni Party building and the torching of Shas-affiliated prayer books.

Click for full JPost coverage


In Lod on Monday, police received a complaint from activists for the right-wing Strong Israel party, who said they were attacked while hanging up signs for the party in the Ganei Aviv neighborhood of the mixed Jewish-Arab city.

Rosenfeld added that police won’t be on a higher level of alert, just deployed in force around the country to ensure that voting goes off without a hitch, and that tension and friction between political rivals doesn’t play out in disturbances at the polls.

The Tel Aviv District Police said on Sunday that they would deploy 2,000 police and Border Police officers and volunteers to patrol the 492 voting stations in the city, with special emphasis on preventing election fraud and violations of campaign laws by political parties.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD

Cookie Settings