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Maps of Paris Jewish Schools Found in Terrorist’s Car

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

It has been revealed that terrorist Amedy Coulibaya, who murdered four people in a kosher supermarket in Paris on Friday, may have planned to attack a Jewish school just one day earlier.

Maps with the locations of Jewish schools on them were found in his car.

On Thursday, Coulibaya shot and murdered a female police officer who was responding to a car accident. Investigators now suspect that he had been planning to attack a Jewish school located a short distance beyond the site of the crash.

The policewoman’s death had caused confusion, as it was not clear why Coulibaya would have traveled from his own neighborhood to the district of Mountrouge to shoot a random police officer.

“Everyone thinks he was on his way to the school,” an employee at a bakery near the site of the shooting told the British Guardian.

In 2012, a terrorist attacked a Jewish school in Toulouse, murdering four people. The victims were a father and his two young sons, and an 8-year-0ld girl.

In a video apparently recorded after the Thursday attack, Coulibaya states that he “went out a bit against the police so that it has more impact,” in order to synchronize his attack with the attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be in France on Sunday to attend a unity rally to protest terrorism. Many world leaders plan to attend the rally, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, King Abdullah II of Jordan and his Queen, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Terror Alerts Highest in France, Raised Around the World

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

 

Security personnel are at the highest alert level that exists in France: they’ve been told to clear profiles on social media and remain armed at all times, CNN reported.

The new instructions came in the wake of new information received by authorities revealing that terrorist sleeper cells were activated this weekend in France.

Some 800 extra police have been activated to patrol the streets and sites ranging from schools to the Metro and all iconic landmarks. Another 33,000 security forces were on the street last week in order to fight the terrorists.

But France is not the only country facing potential terror attacks this weekend.

Americans were warned by the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta about potential terror threats in Indonesia against U.S.-linked banks and hotels, tourist hotspots and popular nightclubs.

Australia warned its citizens last week about travel to India due to concrete terror warnings. The U.S. State Department has validated those warnings, by the way. Upscale hotels packed with tourists appears to be a particularly tempting target, and especially women.

While on that topic, incidentally, Australia itself is currently on high alert for terrorists threats following a terrorist siege at the Lindt chocolate cafe in Sydney in mid-December. Three people died in that attack, including the ISIS-linked terrorist.

The Philippines is also seeing an upswing in terror warnings, and increased “chatter” with alerts about kidnapping, violence and possible attacks.

Closer to Israel, Egypt has decided to double its buffer zone and clear out the last set of houses that obstruct the view at a one-kilometer buffer zone at the Gaza line. In addition, last week the government announced it would also raze the city of Rafah – that part of the city on the Egyptian side – to the ground and rebuild it elsewhere.

Rafah is the sole border crossing between Gaza and the rest of the world that does not go through Israel. However, Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror group has shamelessly abused this privilege and instead honeycombed the area with underground smuggling and terrorist tunnels.

Myriad terror groups have set up training camps and operational bases in the Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has since ordered a crackdown aimed at eliminating the glut of terrorists in the northern region of his nation. The terror tunnels are marked for elimination by Egyptian forces.

Likewise, terrorists have abused Turkey’s hospitality as well. Although Turkey has bent over backwards to be more than cordial to the Muslim Brotherhood and its allied terror protege, Hamas, its own citizens have paid the price for that loyalty and now are far from safe.

In Istanbul on Saturday, bombs were found in two separate shopping malls, according to police quoted in a report in the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News. One of the incidents took place in a shopping mall at the Basaksehir shopping mall, located in western Istanbul, the Dogan news agency reported.

A second homemade explosive was discovered in the nearby Sefakoy neighborhood.

The first bomb was successfully defused; the second, involving butane fuel refills, was safely detonated by the bomb squad. Police have not officially confirmed either report, and no terror group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The incidents came just days after an Islamist female suicide bomber detonated herself at an Istanbul police station in the historic tourist district of Sultanahmet on January 6. One police officer was killed in the attack.

It is believed the latter attack may have been linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror organization. Turkey has offered its assistance to France in connection with last week’s terror attacks.

Europe is not the only continent being targeted by the nightmare of global jihad, however; Nigeria is also in the cross hairs. In the northeastern part of the country on Saturday 20 people were killed in a suicide bombing carried out by a 10 year old girl.

Update: Inclement Weather Won’t Stop Abu Mazen from Going to Paris

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

After PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s initial announcement that he won’t be able to fly to Paris to participate in the unity rally due to the bad weather, he has apparently changed his mind (as the weather hasn’t really changed), and Abu Mazen announced he will be going after all.

Leaders from around the world will be participating in the silent march against terror in Paris.

Of course, there is something quite absurd sounding about the head of the PLO participating in an anti-terror rally.

4 HyperCacher Victims Killed at Start of Attack

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

The four Jewish victims in the HyperCacher terror attack in Paris were killed in the beginning of the incident when the terrorist first entered the supermarket. They were not killed when the French special forces entered the store.

HyperCacher Victims to be Buried in Israel

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

According to CRIF, the umbrella organization for Jew organizations in Paris, most likely the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the Paris HyperCacher supermarket will be buried in Israel on the Mount of Olives.

15 French Jews Alive Thanks to Lassana Bathily

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at the HyperChacher supermarket in Paris, saved the lives of 15 Jewish shoppers, when he hid them in the supermarket’s basement freezer after the terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, entered the store and opened fire.

Bathily also had the presence of mind to also turn the freezer off.

Bathily’s heroic action is also apparently the reason for the uncertainty yesterday as to how many hostages there were in the store.

PM Netanyahu Calls on French Jews to Come Home to Israel

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

On Saturday night, Prime Minister Netanyahu called on French and European Jews to come home to Israel.

Other MKs have repeated the same message, and have called on French Jews to make Aliyah.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/pm-netanyahu-calls-on-french-jews-to-come-home-to-israel/2015/01/10/

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