Four arrested including boy for 'plotting Islamic extremist attack'

Four arrested including 16-year-old boy for ‘plotting Islamic extremist attack on a synagoguein Germany on Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur

  • Police arrested four people on suspicion of planning an attack on a synagogue
  • Thwarted ‘Islamist-motivatedattack after a tip from foreign intelligence service
  • Came after the teen told someone online he was planning an assault in Germany
  • Quattro persone, including a 16-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of plotting an Islamic extremist attack a synagogue in Germania on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

    The detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years after a deadly attack in another German city on the same holiday.

    Police cordoned off the synagogue in Hagen on Wednesday and a worship service planned for the evening was called off.

    Officials had received ‘very serious and concrete informationthat there could be an attack on the synagogue during Yom Kippur, said Herbert Reul, the interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, where Hagen is located.

    The tip pointed to ‘an Islamist-motivated threat situation,’ and named the possible timing and suspect, Ha aggiunto.

    Quattro persone, including a 16-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of plotting an Islamic extremist attack a synagogue in Germany (nella foto) on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur

    Quattro persone, including a 16-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of plotting an Islamic extremist attack a synagogue in Germany (nella foto) on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur

    Police cordoned off the synagogue in Hagen on Wednesday and a worship service planned for the evening was called off

    Police cordoned off the synagogue in Hagen on Wednesday and a worship service planned for the evening was called off

    Police using sniffer dogs found no dangerous objects in or around the synagogue, Reul said.

    in precedenza ha affermato che la partenza del convoglio "sarà basata sul fatto che il primo ministro farà ciò che è giusto", the 16-year-old, a Syrian national who lives in Hagen, è stato arrestato.

    Three other people were detained in a raid on an apartment, and authorities are investigating whether they were involved in the suspected plan, the minister said.

    Reul said searches were ongoing in Hagen, but gave no details and took no questions. He didn’t say where the tip came from.

    News magazine Der Spiegel reported, without identifying sources, that the tip came from a foreign intelligence service.

    It said the teenager told someone in an online chat that he was planning an attack with explosives on a synagogue, and the probe led investigators to the 16-year-old, who lived with his father in Hagen.

    Officials had received 'very serious and concrete information' that there could be an attack on the synagogue during Yom Kippur, said Herbert Reul,  (nella foto) the interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, where Hagen is located

    Officials had received ‘very serious and concrete informationthat there could be an attack on the synagogue during Yom Kippur, said Herbert Reul, (nella foto) the interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, where Hagen is located

    The tip pointed to 'an Islamist-motivated threat situation,' and named the possible timing and suspect. Police formed a 'ring of steel' around the site to prevent the attack

    The tip pointed to ‘an Islamist-motivated threat situation,’ and named the possible timing and suspect. Police formed a ‘ring of steelaround the site to prevent the attack

    Police using sniffer dogs found no dangerous objects in or around the synagogue in Hagen

    Police using sniffer dogs found no dangerous objects in or around the synagogue in Hagen








    Two years ago on Yom Kippur, a German right-wing extremist attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle.

    The attack on is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country’s post-war history.

    The attacker repeatedly tried, but failed, to force his way into the synagogue with 52 worshippers inside.

    He then shot and killed a 40-year-old woman in the street outside and a 20-year-old man at a nearby kebab shop as an ‘appropriate targetwith immigrant roots.

    He posted an anti-Semitic screed before carrying out the October 9, 2019, attack in the eastern German city of Halle and broadcast the shooting live on a popular gaming site.

    German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht sharply condemned the foiled Hagen attack.

    ‘It is intolerable that Jews are again exposed to such a horrible threat and that they cannot celebrate the start of their highest holiday, Yom Kippur, insieme,’ the minister said.

    Two years ago on Yom Kippur, a German right-wing extremist attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle (nella foto, a man draped in an Israeli flag lays flowers in front of the synagogue in Halle in 2019)

    Two years ago on Yom Kippur, a German right-wing extremist attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle (nella foto, a man draped in an Israeli flag lays flowers in front of the synagogue in Halle in 2019)