´Jews around world under growing terror threat´ (JERUSALEM POST) By YAAKOV KATZ 03/19/12)
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Israelis and Jews around the world are under a growing threat from
Islamic terrorists and need to demand that local authorities provide
better security, former Counterterrorism Bureau chief Brig.-Gen.
(res) Nitzan Nuriel said Monday, hours after a gunman killed four
people outside of a Jewish school in France.
Nuriel told The Jerusalem Post that a coalition of jihadist
organizations have made a decision to attack Israeli and Jewish
targets wherever they may be without distinction. "They attack
whoever they can and wherever security is lax," he said.
According to Nuriel, who stepped down from his post several months
ago, Iran and terror groups are trying to deter Israel from taking
action against them by carrying out these attacks overseas. He said
it was possible that the attack against the school in France was not
terror related, but he did draw a direct line between the recent
spate of bombings plots in India Georgia, Thailand and Azerbaijan.
Nuriel urged Israelis who travel overseas to take extra precautions
and to be more vigilant in the face of the terror threat.
"It makes no difference for the terrorist if the target is a
representative of the Jewish Agency, an Israeli tourist or a local
Jew," he stated.
When choosing accommodations abroad, Nuriel said that Israelis should
not make the decision based solely on the quality of the hotel or
hostel, but rather they should also take into consideration whether
there is security at the facility or building.
Secondly, he said Israelis should not post pictures of their trips on
Facebook and other social media websites, since photographs could
then be used by terrorists to track them, as well as to identify
targets frequented by large numbers of Israelis. (© 1995-2011, The
Jerusalem Post 03/19/12)
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