Ultra-Othodox Jews walk past Israeli policemen checking a Palestinian young man at the Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem on October 13, 2015
Ultra-Othodox Jews walk past Israeli policemen checking a Palestinian young man at the Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem on October 13, 2015 © Ahmad Gharabli - AFP
Ultra-Othodox Jews walk past Israeli policemen checking a Palestinian young man at the Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem on October 13, 2015
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Last updated: October 14, 2015

Israel authorises police to seal off Arab parts of Jerusalem

Israel's security cabinet has authorised police to seal off Arab sectors of East Jerusalem, according to a statement from the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released early Wednesday.

"The security cabinet decided several measures to combat terrorism, notably authorising police to seal off or impose a curfew on parts of Jerusalem in case of friction or incitement to violence," the statement said.

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