Belgian terror raid puts Europe on high alert
Belgian terror raid puts Europe on high alert
Belgium was on high alert Friday after two suspected jihadists were killed in a police raid, while German and French police made fresh arrests to put Europe on edge a week after the Islamist attacks in Paris.
The series of raids across the continent highlighted fears about young Europeans travelling to fight holy war with the Islamic State and other extremist groups in the Middle East, and then returning to launch attacks on western targets.
Anti-terror raid on house in Verviers, Belgium captured on camera
Gunshots ring out from house in Verviers, Belgium as police carry out anti-terror raid – amateur footage
Local residents in Verviers, in the east of the Belgium, reported hearing a fusillade of machine gun shots and explosions on Thursday evening.
Amateur video captured from across the street shows smoke coming from a house as shouts and sustained gunfire can be heard.
Police have confirmed that the raid was an anti-terror operation following intelligence that an active terror cell was planning an imminent attack. The country’s prosecutor said that two people were killed and one injured in the assault.
Raid footage courtesy Frederic Hausman via APTN
Jewish victims of Paris siege buried in Israel
The three French and one Tunisian-born Jews killed in Paris last week by an extremist claiming to be working for ISIL have been laid to rest in Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu: “Jews know they have a home: the state of Israel” – PARIS ATTACKS
נתניהו באזכרה בבית הכנסת בפריז
Netanyahu visits Paris synagogue, crowd breaks into national anthem
Packed crowd in Paris Grande Synagogue breaks into spontaneous rendition of French national anthem after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finishes remarks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Netanyahu greeted with cheers at Paris Grand Synagogue
French President Francois Hollande, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other dignitaries visit the Grand Synagogue in Paris in solidarity with victims of Islamist militant attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at Paris Grand Synagogue
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Remarks at Paris Grand Synagogue
Rally of Memorial and Solidarity with Jews of France
In the News: Paris Shootings
In this edition of IN THE NEWS, Ron Jacobsohn talks to Shimon Samuels from the Simon Wisenthal Centre in Paris, Sacha Reigenwirtz, President of the Jewish French student Association, UEJF, and Simone Rudan Benzaquen from the AJC in Paris about the fate of Jews in France following the horrific terror attack at the Kosher grocery store in Paris.
Shimon Samuels at ISGAP – Antisemitic Terrorism
Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, discusses the two-pronged antisemitic assault of terrorism and ID theft at a talk hosted by ISGAP (Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy).
Police Order Shops Closed in Jewish Area in Central Paris
Police have ordered all shops closed in a famed Jewish neighborhood in central Paris, far from the two developing hostage situations. The mayor’s office in Paris announced the closures Friday of shops along the Rosiers street in Paris’ Marais neighborhood, in the heart of the tourist district and about a kilometer away from the offices of newspaper Charlie Hebdo where 12 people were killed on Wednesday. Hours before the Jewish Sabbath, the street is usually especially crowded with shoppers — French Jews and tourists alike.
Paris Attacks – Are French Jews Being Targeted?
Sky’s Sam Kiley explains how this “classic al Qaeda” tactic will “send shock waves through European Jewish community”
France Siege – France Attacks – Police surround kosher Paris supermarket
Police in France have surrounded a kosher supermarket in south-east Paris amid reports of a shooting.
A gunman, believed to be the killer of a policewoman in the capital on Thursday, has taken a hostage at the store, a source told France’s AFP news agency.
IDF Chief Gantz Speaks at NDU
Lt. Gen. Gantz addressed 300 students at the National Defense University (NDU) on January 7, 2015, and spoke about major events that have taken place during his time as the head IDF commander. Lt. Gen. Gantz is an NDU graduate himself.
PM Netanyahu’s Comments Following Terror Attack in Paris
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments following terror attack in Paris.
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Eyewitness Videos of Paris Shooting Terror Attack at Charlie Hebdo | The New York Times
Several videos showing the gunmen outside the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, have surfaced online.
Paris Shooting Terror Attack at Charlie Hebdo: Obama Reacts | The New York Times
LIVE: Paris on lockdown after shooting at Charlie Hebdo HQ
UP NEXT – Anti-terror operation underway in Vauciennes, France: http://ow.ly/GZ1rq
Several casualties have been reported after a shooting occurred at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo newspaper, known for publishing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed in 2012. The armed men are reportedly on the loose. Ruptly will be live from the spot in a few moments.
Charlie Hebdo: l’immense émotion de Patrick Pelloux
Patrick Pelloux, urgentiste et chroniqueur à Charlie Hebdo, est venu sur notre plateau parler avec une émotion immense de ses amis tombés sous les balles des assaillants qui ont fait 12 morts et 11 blessés mercredi au siège de l’hebdomadaire.