Old City of Jerusalem closed to private traffic over Pessah

The Jerusalem Municipal Council will search millions of visitors to Jerusalem's Old City during Hol Hamoed (Passover week days), according to new decisions by the municipality and Jerusalem police. Also, entering the Old City in private vehicles has been prohibited. Entry will only be granted to vehicles that have prearranged with the municipality, and to Egged public transport vehicles. Likewise, during Hol Hamoed various other main roads in east Jerusalem will be closed to private traffic. The Jerusalem Municipal Council recommends all visitors to use public transport to get to the Old City.