Global security measures have intensified in light of alerts from Israeli officials regarding a potential “Day of Rage,” orchestrated by Hamas for the purpose of targeting Israelis and Jewish individuals globally.
The Israeli National Security Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have issued an advisory urging Israelis worldwide to exercise caution, steer clear of any demonstrations, and remain in contact with local security establishments to stay informed about potential unrest in their vicinity.
This call to action by Hamas leadership, named “Operation Swords of Iron,” encourages its global base to actively participate in a ‘Day of Rage’ scheduled for Friday, 13 October 2023, with the intention of assaulting Israelis and Jewish people. The likelihood of protests morphing into violent encounters in different nations is a realistic concern, according to the joint communication.
The commitment to protecting Israeli nationals globally remains steadfast, as assured by the National Security Council, security agencies, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through their continuous global efforts.
In a related development, the FBI informed Fox News about its knowledge of planned worldwide activities on Friday, October 13, which could potentially translate into demonstrations across various American locales.
The agency emphasized its collaborative efforts with law enforcement nationwide to exchange intelligence, pinpoint, and neutralize any emerging threats. They underscored the importance of thoroughly investigating all leads concerning potential dangers to assess their validity. The public’s role is critical, the FBI noted, urging vigilance and encouraging people to report any suspicious activities to authorities.
In a separate statement on Wednesday, ex-Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal mobilized support for Palestinian causes, appealing for widespread protests.
He implored individuals, specifically in the Arab and Islamic world, to convene in public spaces for this cause, as reported by Reuters. Meshaal’s message had a special emphasis on Jordan, highlighting the country’s proximity to Israel and noting the significant Palestinian refugee populations in both Jordan and Lebanon.
He is quoted as appealing to Jordanians’ sense of duty during these critical times and urging scholars and students of jihad to seize this moment as an opportunity for practical application.
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, triggered by the latter’s recent attacks in Israel, has resulted in significant casualties. As of the latest reports, the death toll stands at approximately 2,800, encompassing Israeli civilians, military personnel, and 27 Americans.
In response to these developments, security protocols have been fortified in key cities across the United States and other countries worldwide, with law enforcement agencies actively working to thwart any acts of antisemitism or violence directed at Jewish communities.