Itongadol.- Police and Border Police increase forces presence across the country; Magen David Adom paramedics, volunteers on call.
Israelis were slowly crawling along the country\’s main roads on Monday on their way to Passover Seder.
Main highways across Israel, like Highway 1 to Jerusalem, Highway 2 on the coastal plain and Highway 70 on the coastal plain and Western Galilee were all jammed. Traffic jams were also reported on Highway 6, Highway 65, Highway 4, Highway 85 and Highway 754.
The traffic jams started in the early afternoon, prompting the police to advise drivers to take alternative routes.
Heavy traffic was also expected on Tuesday evening, when Israelis make their way back home. Drivers should avoid Highway 42 in the Sharon plain, Highway 6 in central Israel and Highway 65 in the Wadi Ara area.
West Bank on lockdown
As of Monday morning, security forces have been in a state of alert. Police and Border Police increased their presence on roads, in parks and in crowded areas.
In addition, the alert was raised to level C, and three circles of security were created – from the seam zone to the center of cities, that include both mobile and immobile roadblocks.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya\’alon decided to put the West Bank under lockdown until the night between Tuesday and Wednesday at midnight.