Israel beefs up security for Yom Kippur holiday

Thousands of Jews visit the Western Wall in east Jerusalem's Old City during Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, which ends on Wednesday eveningIsrael boosted security and barred Palestinians from entering from the occupied West Bank or the Gaza Strip ahead of the solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur that began Tuesday evening. Thousands of Jews visit the Western Wall in east Jerusalem’s Old City around Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, which ends on Wednesday evening. Israeli security forces are on especially high alert after a Palestinian gunman killed two people in Jerusalem on Sunday.

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