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Borders closed, train service suspended as Israel marks Yom Kippur

Sept. 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM   |   Comments

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JERUSALEM, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Israel temporarily closed border crossings Friday as police put tighter security measures into effect across the country at the start of Yom Kippur.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said hundreds of officers have been stationed around the Western Wall and in the Old City, The Jerusalem Post reported.

"Tens of thousands of visitors" were expected in those areas, Rosenfeld said.

The increased security went into effect Thursday evening.

Train and bus service was suspended Friday afternoon and was scheduled to resume Saturday evening at the end of the Jewish Day of Atonement.

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