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Jewish Organizations Under Police Guard Following Information of Possible Attacks by Terrorists

Jewish organizations in France are under a 24-hour police guard since early this morning with patrol cars stationed in their vicinity and uniformed policemen guarding their premises. These precautions were apparently taken following information received by police headquarters here of possible terrorist attacks. Jacques Paolini, deputy head of the Paris police, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “We clamp down this sort of exceptional protection whenever we have reason to believe that something is being planned.”

The Jewish institutions under special police protection include the Fonds Social Juif Unife (FSJU), the United Jewish Appeal and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency European Bureau. Internal alarm systems connected with the nearest police station have been set up by police technicians. Police sources said here that these precautions were taken at their own initiative and did not follow requests from the Jewish organizations. Synagogues and schools are apparently not believed to be in danger as no special precautions were taken on their premises.