Israel to tighten security at public spaces

Israeli security forces patrol the surroundings of a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on November 19, 2015Israel is to beef up security at public spaces in the wake of a deadly June attack in Tel Aviv and last month’s seafront killings in Nice, an official said Wednesday. Shoppings malls, railway and bus stations, and public buildings are already closely guarded in Israel, and the new measures will apply to open spaces currently lacking a security cordon, a spokesman for internal security minister Gilad Erdan told AFP. “The difference between an attack where there are no victims and an attack in which there are many depends on the reaction time of civilians and armed guards, so we must ensure that in busy open spaces there is someone who can respond as quickly as possible,” he said.

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