FBI director warns Hamas-Israel conflict increases risk of attacks on Americans

SpaceWar.com reports: “FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday that the Hamas-Israel conflict has heightened the risk of possible attacks against Americans to an unprecedented degree.

During a hearing held by the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Wray said there has been a surge in terrorist organizations’ calls for attacks on Western targets, with a specific focus on Jewish communities in both the United States and Europe.

He said that these threats could inspire violent extremists, operating as individuals or small groups, to carry out attacks on American soil.

‘The reality is that the terrorism threat has been elevated throughout 2023, but the ongoing war in the Middle East has raised the treat of an attack against Americans in the United States to a (another) level,’ he said. ‘Since the horrific terrorist attacks committed by Hamas against innocent people in Israel a few weeks ago, we have been working around the clock to support our partners there and to protect Americans here at home.’

To counter these threats, he said that the FBI has taken proactive measures, addressing these possibilities with a deep sense of urgency…”

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