NBC News reports:
Local and federal law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are stepping up their patrols of Jewish houses of worship, Jewish-owned businesses and Israeli diplomatic buildings as calls for attacks on the Jewish community in the U.S. intensify online.
Former Hamas leader Khaled Mashal recently called for Friday to be a global day of “anger” in support of the recent Hamas attack on Israel, which has left over 1,300 Israelis dead. He said demonstrations would send a “message of rage to Zionists and to America.”
The New York Police Department canceled all training for officers Thursday and ordered the entire force to be in uniform and on patrol, two senior law enforcement officials said. The officials said police department will have additional security at large gatherings, cultural sites and houses of worship Friday.
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