A HAMAS terror plot to slaughter innocent civilians in Jewish sites across Europe has been thwarted by police.
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Prosecutors said four were suspected of being ‘longstanding members of Hamas’Rex
German prosecutors said operatives were told to come to Berlin with a cache of weapons buried at an undisclosed location in Europe, to attack Jewish institutions across the continent, The Telegraph reported.
Three men detained in Berlin and one in the Netherlands were building a weapons stash that would be “kept in a state of readiness in anticipation of potential terrorist attacks,” they added.
Hamas leaders in Lebanon tasked one of the suspects with locating a “depot with weapons in Europe, which the organisation had covertly set up there in the past”, prosecutors said.
German police arrested an Egyptian citizen and two Lebanese-born men in Berlin, with a Dutch national also detained by cops in Rotterdam.
Prosecutors said the four were suspected of being “longstanding members of Hamas”, said to be “closely linked” to the leadership of the terrorist group’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
Authorities in Denmark also confirmed the arrest of three other people in their soil.
Danish Prime Minister described the plans as “as serious as it gets”, confirming a to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
Authorities did not offer details about who the target of the alleged plot was.
The arrests were made in several police districts in Denmark in early morning raids across various parts of the Scandinavian country.
A statement from the Israeli Prime Minister‘s office commanded the arrests, saying the suspects were “acting on behalf of Hamas”.
“The Hamas terrorist organisation has been working relentlessly and exhaustively to expand its lethal operations to Europe, and thereby constitute a threat to the domestic security of these countries,” the statement read.
Israel’s Mossad and Shin Bet added “Hamas works indiscriminately and in every way to expand its deadly activities to Europe, thus posing a threat to the internal security of these countries,” The Times of Israel reports.
“The Mossad and the Shin Bet will continue to operate in a combination of forces and capabilities with their partners in Israel and around the world in order to repel the intentions of Hamas and eliminate its capabilities,” the organisations said.
“The protection of Jews is our top priority,” German interior minister Nancy Faeser said in a statement.
Danish head of security and intelligence service, Flemming Drejer, said cops had a “special focus” on Jewish institutions without providing more detail.
Fears are looming over a new wave of atrocities closer to home as tensions rage in the Middle East, with Israel reaching its 69th day at war with Hamas.
It comes after Israel issued a chilling warning to 20 European countries over a massive network of Hamas agents operating under cover.
The continent is currently under alert amid fears sleeper cells of terrorists could be activated across Europe.
Israel‘s Diaspora Affairs Ministry sent personal letters to European leaders, which included evidence of terrorist activity of Hamas in major cities across the continent.
Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli said: “Weeks have passed since the barbarism that Hamas committed against infants, children, the elderly, and thousands of Israeli citizens.
“This is not the time for ambiguity. I want to clarify this unequivocally. Hamas has proven that their goal is to kill Jews everywhere.”
Tzur Bar-Oz, the ministry’s head of research, added: “Hamas has been operating for many years worldwide, mainly through covert humanitarian donations.”
The letter included evidence on known activists, including social media posts that praised Hamas’s activity.
A senior EU official warned that Europe could face a “huge risk of terrorist attacks” this Christmas amid a spate of attacks including a deadly stabbing at the Eiffel Tower.
The convicted terrorist allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” before murdering Collin and injuring a British man using a kitchen knife and a hammer.
He was previously imprisoned for planning a terror plot outside Paris.
The allegedly savage attack came after two boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested by German authorities on suspicion of planning a militant Islamist attack on a Christmas market.
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