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The chief of Israel’s Defense Force has reportedly alerted the Security Cabinet that there is a fear terror in Israel could spur ‘copycat’ attacks around the world.

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi has warned that the current wave of terror attacks in Israel could spread to Israeli and Jewish targets around the world. Kohavi issued the warning during a meeting Wednesday of the Security Cabinet convened to discuss the deadly attacks that have killed 11 Israelis in just over a week. “There is a real concern that the copycat effect could lead to efforts to hit Israeli and Jewish targets around the world,” said Kohavi, as quoted by a local media channel.

Source: Times of Israel (photo credit: AFP/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD)

According to the same report, the Mossad, Shin Bet, and Military Intelligence will now need to take additional measures to prevent such attacks.

Meanwhile, in response to the wave of terror attacks in Israel, on Thursday, the government allocated NIS 181 million ($56.6 million) in additional funding for the police. “Strong police equals a strong State of Israel. We are working with all tools and in all areas to restore security, and a sense of security to the citizens of Israel,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement.

 

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