Israel’s cabinet has backed a five-year plan to encourage visits to the Western Wall.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett presented the New NIS 110m initiative.

The Western Wall is visited by millions of visitors and tourists from around the world.

As a holy site for the Jewish people it is amongst the most historical and archaeological sites.

Between 2015-2020, the number of visitors to the Western Wall grew from 10 million to 12 million.

The Prime Minister’s Office will implement the plan.

“The Western Wall is one of the Jewish people’s holiest and most important sites,” said Bennett. “Millions of visitors from around the world visit it on an ongoing basis. The plan that the government has just approved will continue upgrading urgent infrastructures at the site and assist in encouraging masses of additional visitors. Quietly and effectively, day after day, our government is working for the citizens of Israel.”

Objectives are to continue the momentum of development at the site, meet the needs of visits by school pupils, new immigrants and soldiers, develop educational plans, transportation and services in addition to finding new ways to make the Western Wall accessible via technological platforms.