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French Police Kill Mastermind of Paris Terror Attacks in Raid

French police reported that they killed the mastermind behind the Paris terror attacks in a raid Wednesday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud was identified as one of the people killed when heavily armed police stormed an apartment in northern Paris in the early morning hours Wednesday. Abaaoud, a Belgian national, had been the target of French airstrikes in Syria last month.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, The Fellowship has provided $86,000 to French synagogues for increased security and is offering to help any French Jew who wants to leave and make a new life in Israel.
• The latest issue of a magazine published by ISIS claims responsibility for the Paris attacks and for the crash of a Russian jet in Egypt last month in which all 224 people on board were killed.
• The wave of terror attacks continue in Israel with five killed, including one American student, in two separate attacks Thursday.
• Just days after the attacks in Paris, a Jewish schoolteacher in the city of Marseille was stabbed by three terrorists, one wearing an ISIS-branded T-shirt.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the need for the free world to stand in unity with the people of France.

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