FBI cautions about potential Hamas-inspired terror attacks in the US

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray has disclosed an increase in domestic threats following the recent attacks in Israel. During a speech at a gathering of police chiefs in San Diego, Wray called for increased vigilance and encouraged citizens to share intelligence to prevent potential acts of violence by "lone actors" inspired by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Wray expressed condolences to the people of Israel and condemned the brutality and disregard for innocent lives.

The FBI is committed to confronting these threats both in the United States and overseas. Wray acknowledged that the recent attacks in Israel have created a heightened environment, leading to an increase in reported threats. He urged law enforcement officials to remain vigilant and asked them to continue sharing any intelligence or observations they may have.

The warning from the FBI came on the same day that Israel defense officials announced plans for "significant military operations" in Gaza after an impending evacuation. Wray stated that there is no question that threats are on the rise as a result of these developments.

The FBI's statement deviates from their previous announcement on October 9, where they stated that they did not have specific and credible intelligence indicating a threat to the United States. However, the bureau is closely monitoring unfolding events on US soil and will adjust their security posture as necessary to protect the American people.

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has led to over 3,200 deaths on both sides, with 29 Americans reported dead and 15 currently unaccounted for. Many politicians, including President Joe Biden, have expressed support for Israel and warned other countries not to get involved.

As the situation escalates, Israeli troops have claimed to have killed a Hamas commander believed to be responsible for recent mass killings. Israel has struck over 100 military targets in preparation for ground incursions. The Gaza Health Ministry reported that 2,329 Palestinians have been killed since the fighting began.

The Israeli government has vowed to eliminate the terrorist group responsible for the attacks and has referred to their headquarters as a "city of evil." The country has settled for airstrikes on Hamas commanders, officials, and their infrastructure within Gaza while preparing for a ground invasion. Reports have emerged accusing both Hamas and Israeli soldiers of obstructing civilian evacuation efforts.


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