Photo Credit: screen shot, BBC
Outside the Toulouse Jewish school where Islamists murdered a rabbi and two of his children last March.

Dozens of Jews might have been murdered by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud if police had not killed him in the counter-terror manhunt after the Paris massacres he orchestrated earlier this month.

A Reuters report by a witness stated that Abaaoud also plotted to attack the French school and transit systems. Jews apparently were the only group singled out to be murdered although no specific targets were mentioned in the report.

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Abaaoud reportedly boasted about how easy it was for him to cross back in to Europe from Syria, where he was thought to be living at the time of the November 13 massacres in Paris. Police caught up with him five days later and killed Abaaoud, a Belgian citizen.

The same witness revealed that he planned to attack Jews and others after the Paris bloodbath and had asked his cousin to hide him, saying “they would do worse (damage) in districts close to the Jews and would disrupt transport and schools.

The cousin, Hasna Ait Boulahcen, also was killed by police.

French Jews have been at the top of the hit list by radical Islamists, who murdered four Jews nearly a year ago at a kosher supermarket in Paris and a rabbi and two of his children at a Jewish school in Toulouse two months later.

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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