The Director of the FBI has issued a grave warning about an increasing number of terror threats targeting the United States.
He emphasized that the primary concern revolves around the possibility of individuals acting independently to emulate Hamas-style attacks. Christopher Wray, who heads the agency at the age of 56, urged law enforcement to exercise heightened vigilance, especially in light of potential consequences stemming from the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
This statement was made during his address at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in San Diego last Saturday.
“History has been witness to antisemitic and other forms of violent extremism for far too long. We remain committed to continue confronting those threats. In this heightened environment, there’s no question we’re seeing an increase in reported threats, and we’ve got to be on the lookout, especially for lone actors who may take inspiration from recent events to commit violence of their own.”
JUST IN: FBI Director Christopher Wray warns of terror attacks on United States soil in relation to the Hamas terror attacks on Israel.
Hopefully they will be taking a break from tracking down Trump supporters to confront this.
Wray said the FBI has seen a large increase in… pic.twitter.com/RFx7MKJq9U
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 15, 2023
Wray’s cautionary statement followed closely on the heels of former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal’s proclamation of an “Day of Jihad” scheduled for October 13th.
The FBI director refrained from disclosing any particular internal threats directly linked to the conflict, instead opting to issue a general warning. He also urged law enforcement personnel to maintain their efforts in intelligence sharing and cooperation.
Hamas, recognized as a terrorist organization by the United States and the majority of Western nations, initiated the conflict with an unexpected and lethal assault on Israel on October 7th.
As reported by local authorities, the ongoing conflict has tragically claimed the lives of over 1,300 Israelis and 2,400 Palestinians. Furthermore, the US State Department has stated that at least 29 Americans have lost their lives, and 15 individuals remain unaccounted for, among them are some who are being held as hostages by Hamas.