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France remains on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, in which about 240 people have been killed.
How the suspect, from a broadly secular background with a history of petty crime, was transformed into an alleged cog within extensive Islamic State cells operating in Belgium and France is unclear.
The gunman, identified as Karim Cheurfi, opened fire on a police vehicle parked on the Champs Elysees in Paris late on Thursday, killing one officer and injuring two others before being shot dead.
Embassy in Belgium advises US nationals to avoid large crowds if outdoor travel is necessary
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
A week after the Paris attacks carried out by ISIS, the Belgian capital was placed on the top level of government's threat scale.
Laloux said such speculation, which has spread widely online in the wake of the attack, is “stupid and pointless.”
"If Israel is to survive as the nation-state of the Jewish people, it will have to contend adequately with two fundamental imperatives: the geographic imperative and the demographic imperative."
By MARTIN SHERMAN
Despite an early love of France, where I spent many happy summer holidays as a child, I was not among those who obscured their Facebook profile pictures in shades of blue, white and red this week.
By LIAT COLLINS
One of the teams talked of Syria and Iraq, where France has launched air strikes over the past year, as they fired on a crowd at a rock concert.
US marines were an integral part of subduing attacker of Moroccan origin; Terrorist motives remain possibility.
French leaders had taken a more hardline tone regarding the vulnerability of their Jewish population. Valls had been outspoken in particular, telling Jewish citizens that "France without Jews is not France."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Jewish leaders taught basic defense moves, first aid to enable them to better protect community members in case of emergency.
Comme après les attentats de Paris, Netanyahou a appelé les juifs danois à monter en Israël. Liberman, Herzog et Bennett se sont également exprimés sur leurs sujets, dans leurs styles respectifs
By HERB KEINON,SYLVIE BERGER
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