The coming weeks will be extremely busy for Israel police as the schedule is packed with events.
Heading the list is the visit of US President Donald Trump and protecting the King David Hotel as well as routes traveled by the president and his entourage, as well as the planned Kosel visit. Mr. Trump will also be visiting Ramallah and PA officials.
The coming days will begin drawing department resources as thousands of police will be involved in Lag B’Omer and the thousands of buses heading to and from the tziyun in Meron.
Adding to these major events are the many planned special events marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Yerushalayim in the June 1967 War and Jerusalem Day. These items each demand a huge number of police and special forces, leaving the department and operations officials quite busy.
And if these were not enough, on Thursday, 15 Iyar, some 30,000 plus fans are expected at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium for soccer match and finally, the end of the week will mark the beginning of the Muslim month of Ramadan.
For members of the force seeking overtime, it is simply and outstanding window of opportunity.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)