(UnitedVoice.com) – The war in Gaza has caused antisemitic attacks to rapidly rise across the globe. Terrorist attacks are also a major concern in the wake of the war. Authorities recently foiled a terror plot and arrested multiple people across several countries.
On December 14, law enforcement arrested seven suspects in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany, accusing them of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions across Europe. Three of the suspects were arrested in Denmark. Reuters reported those suspects will be charged under the criminal code’s terrorism clause.
Three other suspects were arrested in Berlin. One was picked up in the Netherlands. These four suspects all had alleged links to Hamas. A statement from officials said the German Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office released the names of those suspects. They are:
- Nazih R., a Dutch national
- Mohamed B., an Egyptian national
- Abdelhamid Al A., a Lebanese national
- Ibrahim El-R., also from Lebanon
Prosecutors claim the four suspected Hamas members have participated in operations abroad. They are allegedly linked to Gaza’s Hamas military leadership, including Khalil Hamed Al Kharraz, a commander in the Izz al-Din al-Qassem Brigades who was recently killed.
Abdelhamid Al A. has reportedly been on the hunt for an underground cache of weapons that was created in Europe. Those weapons were supposed to be taken to Berlin, where they would be used against Jews in Europe. In October, he reportedly traveled to Berlin multiple times with Mohamed B. and Nazih R. to look for the weapons. Ibrahim El-R. is accused of providing assistance.
German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser told reporters that it’s their “top priority” to protect the Jews. She went on to say they would “use all constitutional means against those who threaten the lives of Jews and the existence of the state of Israel.”
The Danish Intelligence Agency told reporters the cases in their country were not related to the cases of the four suspected Hamas members.
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