Jews living in a Muslim country…what were they thinking? Islamic State (ISIS) militants are plotting an “imminent” attack on Jewish schoolchildren in Turkey. The terrorists plan to wreak havoc by hitting kindergartens, schools and youth centres as part of the “advanced plans.”
IB Times The information was obtained by intelligence officials from six IS (Daesh) operatives who were arrested in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep over the past week. The most probable attack is believed to be on a synagogue in Beyoglu, a district located in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul. The place of worship is attached to a school and community centre.
“Undercover and other covert counter-terror measures are being implemented around the clock,” the source added. “This is a more than credible threat. This is an active plot.” Intelligence officials do not know when terrorists plan to carry out the attack, but indicated that “it could be in the next 24 hours or next few days”.
Turkey has been rocked by four bombings since the start of the year which have claimed the lives of more than 80 people. Islamic State is believed to be behind both sets of attacks and the organisation continues in determined efforts to perpetrate further attacks in Turkey and elsewhere.”
A statement from the Israeli government said: “It has been decided to upgrade the existing travel warning vis-a-vis Turkey from a basic concrete threat to a high concrete threat, and to reiterate our recommendation to the public to avoid visiting the country and – for Israelis currently in Turkey – to leave as soon as possible.”