FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Americans over the weekend against the threat of potential terror attacks within the United States in the wake of the Hamas invasion of Israel.
According to a report from Fox News, Wray’s remarks on the issue were delivered in San Diego on Saturday at the annual conference for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
In his comments, Wray explained, “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.”
Since Hamas invaded Israel, a bloody war has broken out in the Middle East, and internal strife has arisen as pro-Palestinian protestors have taken to the streets over the last week within the United States and abroad.
For example, over the weekend, freelance journalist Sergio Olmos uploaded videos on X for The New York Times that showed a large crowd of people in Los Angeles, California, marching in support of Palestine amid Israel’s attacks against Hamas in Gaza.
He reported, “Multiple people have been pepper sprayed. No injuries to report. LAPD police were escorting the counter-demonstrators for a few blocks when the fight broke out.”
Last week, RSBN reported that Americans’ concern for possible domestic terror threats had heightened in the wake of Hamas leadership’s call for a global “Day of Rage” to demonstrate opposition to Israel striking back at Gaza in the wake of Hamas terrorists’ brutal invasion of their territory.
Thousands of men, women, and children have perished in Israel as a result of the Hamas incursion, including at least 27 Americans, per RSBN. The Associated Press stated that more than one million people in Gaza have evacuated from the area ahead of Israeli forces’ expected ground invasion aimed at striking back against Hamas.
Via Fox News, Wray encouraged Americans to “stay vigilant” in their communities and share “intelligence or observations you may have” regarding potentially violent or anti-Semitic activity.