Israelis and Jews around the world are under increasing threat from Islamic
terrorists and need to demand that local authorities provide better security,
former Counterterrorism Bureau chief Brig.- Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel said
Monday, hours after a gunman killed four people outside a Jewish school in
Nuriel told The Jerusalem Post that a “Jihadist coalition” of
organizations has made a decision to attack Israeli and Jewish targets wherever
they may be and without distinction. “They attack whoever they can and
wherever security is lax,” he said.
Iran and terror groups are trying to
deter Israel from taking action against them by carrying out these attacks
overseas, according to Nuriel, who stepped down from his post several months
He said it was possible that the attack against the school in France
was not terror-related, but he did draw a direct line between the recent spate of bombings plots in India, Georgia, Thailand and Azerbaijan.
urged Israelis who travel overseas to take extra precautions and to be more
vigilant in the face of the terror threat.
“It makes no difference for
the terrorist if the target is a representative of the Jewish Agency, an Israeli
tourist or a local Jew,” he stated.
When choosing accommodations abroad,
Nuriel said that Israelis should not make the decision based solely on the
quality of the hotel or hostel, but rather they should also take into
consideration whether there is security at the building.
said Israelis should not post pictures of their trips on Facebook and other
social media websites, since photographs could then be used by terrorists to
track them, as well as to identify targets frequented by large numbers of