Israel to overhaul security at Damascus Gate to foil attacks
In the aftermath of last week's attack on Israeli security forces at Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Thursday that Israel will conduct an "unprecedented" overhaul of the area's entire security system. He said during a speech in Herzliya that positions, cameras and other assets will be changed in an effort to significantly reduce Palestinian attacks at the gate area where 32 attacks have taken place since 2015.
On June 16, a 23-year-old female Israeli Border Police officer on guard duty outside Damascus Gate was stabbed to death during an assault by three Palestinian terrorists on the gate area. All of the terrorists were shot dead.