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Singapore security detains 20-year-old man planning attack on synagogue


Singapore security officials have arrested a 20-year-old serviceman for planning to carry out an attack on Jews outside a local synagogue.

Amirull Ali targeted Maghain Aboth Synagogue and had planned to travel to the Gaza Strip to join the military wing of Hamas, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a news release on Wednesday. He was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

Ali was arrested on Feb. 5 while still serving in the Singapore Armed Forces, according to local media reports. An ISA detention order was issued against him on March 5.

As part of his plot to stab Jews in front of the Maghain Aboth Synagogue, Ali apparently studied how to use a knife to cause massive bleeding. Reports say he even made two reconnaissance trips to the synagogue.

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