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Security forces gear up for Ramadan as tensions remain high in Jerusalem, West Bank

Israeli security forces are once again gearing up for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover this year, with tension already high across the West Bank and in Jerusalem.

Police anticipate hundreds of thousands of visitors — mainly Palestinians — will come to Jerusalem during Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer and reflection observed by Muslims worldwide, which is expected to begin Wednesday or Thursday and end April 21.

Read more: The Times of Israel