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ISIS Attack on Tunisian Synagogue Foiled

Jews in Tunisian synagogue (Photo: flickr/alvarolopez)

The Islamic State terrorist group continues its spread across the Middle East and across Europe. The latest ISIS attack - which thankfully was foiled, JNS reports - was to be directed at a synagogue in Tunisia:

A Tunisian newspaper has revealed that the Islamic State plotted to attack a synagogue in the country, but the plan was foiled.

The local Al Chourouk newspaper reported on Monday that the terror group meant to target a synagogue in the coastal town of El Marsa, east of Tunis, but the Islamic State members who planned the attack were arrested before they were able to carry out the attack.

A man informed the authorities that an Islamic State cell was planning to murder the synagogue's caretaker and steal gold the terrorists believed to be present on its premises. He also reported the men wanted to murder local security officials and politicians, not making clear whether these victims were chosen for the ties with the Jewish community, Israel Hayom reported.

There are about 1,000 Jews still living in Tunisia today. Meanwhile about 7,000 Tunisians have reportedly joined the Islamic State in the past few years. In May 2015, the Israeli government warned Israelis not to travel to Tunisia due to a "high-level, concrete threat" that Israelis might be targeted by terrorists.

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