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Israel Has Prevented 250 Terror Attacks in 2018

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While the constant news of terror attack against Israel is alarming to those of us around the world who stand for the Jewish state, it is heartening to hear about the attacks that don't occur. The Jerusalem Post's Yonah Jeremy Bob reports that in 2018 alone, Israeli security has already thwarted attacks involving suicide bombings, kidnappings, and shootings:

Using traditional and new big-data abilities, the Shin Bet has prevented 250 terrorist attacks so far in 2018, director Nadav Argaman told a group of visiting interior security ministers Wednesday at a closed session of a Jerusalem international conference on terrorism...

Argaman said that the agency had succeeded in blocking major terrorist attacks involving suicide bombings, kidnappings and shootings.

The Shin Bet chief said that especially big-data abilities had helped the agency to hone in on lone-wolf attackers in a way that was impossible before Israeli intelligence advanced its abilities in massively tracking postings on social media.

Argaman said that the Shin Bet was striking the right balance between continuing its effective human intelligence collection programs and new cyber intelligence gathering abilities...

Argaman also emphasized the importance of “strategic cooperation with our international partners in Israel and overseas as well as with the Israeli hi-tech community and other civilian bodies.”

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