Police at a security barricade in the Old City of Jerusalem. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Israeli security forces bolstered their presence with emphasis in Jerusalem and the capital's Old City ahead of the Jewish festival of Shavuot, celebrated from Tuesday to Wednesday evening, police said Monday.Thousands of people were expected to hail to the Western Wall for prayers and celebrations in light of the holiday.
Israeli soldiers watch as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Ashdod in 2012. (photo credit:REUTERS)
The Defense Ministry said Monday that it conducted a successful experimental test of its rocket propulsion system from a military base located in the center of Israel. Images shared on social media showed a projectile streaking through the sky.