The key item in this article is that the attack on Jewish Schools is not a threat, it is an active plot. Captured ISIS terrorists in Turkey have revealed the plot through interrogation. All things Jewish are at the center of the plot; Synagogues, schools, centers, and businesses. Turkey has instituted strong measures to uncover and prevent this act from being carried out.
IS Planning ‘Imminent’ Attack On Jewish Schools
Exclusive: Islamic State is plotting an “imminent” attack, specifically targeting Jewish children, Sky News can reveal.
By Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor at Sky News
Terrorists from the so-called Islamic State have advanced plans to murder Jewish children in Turkey, targeting kindergartens, schools and youth centres, Sky News can reveal.
Information on what intelligence officials are describing as an “imminent” attack was obtained from six operatives from the “Caliphate” who were arrested in the southern city of Gaziantep over the last week.
The most likely target of an attack is Istanbul’s synagogue in Beyoglu, which also has a community centre and a school attached to it.
“In light of these circumstances, extraordinary security measures are being taken above and beyond the high alert level already in place by the Turkish police, as well as vigilance within the Jewish community,” an intelligence source told Sky News.
“Undercover and other covert counter-terror measures are being implemented around the clock.
“This is a more than credible threat. This is an active plot,” the source added.
The series of threats and the specific targeting of Jewish children follow the deadly attack in Istanbul on 19 March when five people were killed by a suicide bomber, including four Israelis, and the murder of another 35 in Brussels last week.
An intelligence report seen by Sky News said: “The so-called Islamic State is believed to be behind both sets of attacks and the organisation continues in determined efforts to perpetrate further attacks in Turkey and elsewhere.”