The terror group behind the attacks in Brussels and Paris is now targeting Jewish schools and youth centers in Turkey, according to a report by Sky News. The report cited intelligence sources that said the plotted terrorism by ISIS (ISIL) is an “imminent” threat that could happen any day. The plans were uncovered after a half-dozen ISIS members were arrested in Turkey.
Kindergartens and possibly a synagogue are among the potential targets, Sky News reported. ISIS has struck in Turkey before—including earlier this month. That attack was highlighted in an upgraded Israeli travel warning for Turkey from a “basic concrete threat to a high concrete threat” that urged Israelis to leave the country “as soon as possible.”
The press release from the Israeli National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau (NSCCTB), published Monday by the Prime Minister’s office, reiterated their recommendation for Israelis to avoid Turkey, referring to ISIS by their Arabic acronym, Daesh.
“The deadly 19 March 2016 attack in Istanbul, in which a group of Israeli tourists was hit, underscores the threat by Daesh against tourist targets throughout Turkey and proves high capabilities of carrying out further attacks,” said the Israeli travel warning. “Terrorist infrastructures in Turkey continue to advance additional attacks against tourist targets—including Israeli tourists—throughout the country.”
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, March 28, 2016)