The highest anti-terrorist alert has been introduced in France. American services are also on high alert. The pogrom in Israel reminds Americans of the attack on the World Trade Center. Over the weekend, all of America was shocked by reports from Illinois, where an elderly man brutally killed a six-year-old boy – of Palestinian origin.
The highest anti-terrorism alert in France. Over the weekend, police evacuated the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles and the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Mourning continues in Arras in the north of the country after a 20-year-old Chechen with Russian citizenship killed a teacher on Friday morning, armed with a knife. The crime was considered an act of Islamist terrorism. The high school where the murder occurred was evacuated on Monday morning after a bomb scare. The head of the French Interior Ministry claims that there is “undoubtedly” a connection between the attack in Arras and the situation in the Middle East. French authorities warn against further jihadist attacks. They talk about a “negative atmosphere” in connection with the war between Israel and Hamas. – There is an atmosphere of joy among the radical Islamists we monitor. We believe, like other Western intelligence services, that the risk of committing anti-Semitic attacks is greatly increasing, says Gerald Darmanin, French Minister of the Interior.
French authorities have sent 7,000 extra soldiers to help police and gendarmerie patrol shopping malls. Security measures have also been increased around nearly 600 French synagogues. Pro-Palestinian protests were banned throughout the country for fear of riots. The police and gendarmerie have had to disperse illegal demonstrations several times in recent days. Water cannons and tear gas were used. – There is no respect for the law in this country! I’m outraged. I voted for Macron. Now I regret it, says one of the women. Emotions from the Middle East are spreading around the world. Protests in support of Palestine are taking place not only in Muslim countries. In the West, supporters of Israel are also taking to the streets, outraged by Hamas’ cruelty.
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America was shocked by the crime that took place in Illinois. A 6-year-old boy of Palestinian origin did not survive the knife attack. He was stabbed 26 times by a 71-year-old man. The attack was allegedly motivated by Israel’s war with Hamas. President Joe Biden admitted in an interview for “60 Minutes” that American services are on high alert. – I had meetings with the Department of Homeland Security, with the FBI, to discuss how to prevent lone wolf attacks, or what used to happen in synagogues, what was done to Jews on the streets. We are making every effort to prevent such situations from occurring, emphasizes the US President. Joe Biden is expected to consider visiting Israel in the coming days – as a gesture of solidarity. German media report that the German Chancellor will arrive in Israel on Tuesday.
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