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Officials initiate ‘Worldwide Caution’ as Hamas terrorists arrested before carrying out attacks ‘across Europe’

Several members of Hamas were arrested after planning terror attacks to take place across Europe

  |   By Polling+ Staff

A scary reminder to the world that the arms of the terrorist Hamas is not isolated to Israel. Several members of Hamas were arrested after planning terror attacks to take place across Europe, multiple sources reported Thursday.

According to Reuters and BBC News, three individuals were arrested in Denmark, three were arrested in Germany and one was arrested in the Netherlands; all in connection to the terror plot in Europe, German prosecutors and Danish authorities said on Thursday. Four of the seven individuals arrested are Hamas members and have deep ties to the terrorist group’s military leadership.

“Following the terrible attacks by Hamas on the Israeli population, attacks on Jews in Jewish institutions have also increased in our country in recent weeks,” German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann said in a statement after the Hamas members were arrested. “We must therefore do everything we can to ensure that Jews in our country do not have to fear for their safety again.”

The reports also noted that the four Hamas terrorists were planning to attack Jewish institutions in Europe, according to German prosecutors. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that those arrested in Denmark were “acting on behalf of Hamas,” though Danish authorities have not yet publicly established a motive or target for the potential attacks.

The three other individuals arrested in Denmark will be charged with terror-related crimes, according to the BBC. The threat was “as serious as it gets,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Thursday.

Senior European Union officials have warned of a “huge risk of terrorist attacks” going into the holiday season in the aftermath of the October 7th Hamas attacks against Israel, according to The Associated Press. The State Department issued a “Worldwide Caution” alert in October for American citizens traveling overseas, and FBI director Christopher Wray said last week he sees “blinking lights everywhere,” referring to a heightened threat risk in the United States.