Senior Israel Police commanders this week toured a number of Jerusalem yeshivas and talmidei torah, explaining that the ISA (Israel Security Agency - Shin Bet) has concrete intelligence warnings of planned Hamas attacks against religious institutions.
Senior Jerusalem commander Pinni Cohen visited a number of schools, accompanied by Bentzion Oring, the Jerusalem Zaka commander. Police were alarmed at the poor level of security in many yeshivas and talmidei torah, explaining anyone can enter many of the schools with ease. Even some of the schools with guards, they did not ask for ID of visitors while others were unarmed.
Zaka director Yehuda Meshi-Zahav explains that from the information presented to him, terrorists are indeed seeking to target a religious institution because the IDF in Gaza targeted a number of mosques from which terrorists were firing upon Israelis.
Meshi-Zahav adds his volunteers are circulating from yeshiva to yeshiva in the hope of opening the eyes of administrators to the need to immediately improve security precautions in yeshivas and talmidei torah.
(Yechiel Spira YWN Israel)