BREAKING: Terror plot aimed at Jews during Paris Olympics foiled

The French paper JDD reports today that a 19-year-old young man was indicted, then imprisoned, this Friday.

He was suspected of planning attacks targeting people of the Jewish faith during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

He is suspected of being in contact on the social network Telegram with another young man (18 years old), who was indicted last May for planned attacks on the sidelines of football events at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium of Saint-Étienne.

This time it was a question of attacking people of the Jewish faith during the sporting event, the daily informs.

Arrested at his home at the beginning of the week by investigators from the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), the young man confessed during the hearings.

He thus proclaimed that these were only “fantasies” and “delusions” in which he dreamed of fighting for Islam on behalf of Palestine in the war against Israel.

France files preliminary terrorism charges against teenager accused of plan to attack Olympic fans

PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Friday raised preliminary terrorism charges against an 18-year-old accused of a plot targeting spectators attending soccer games at the upcoming Paris Olympics. The interior minister said it was the first such thwarted plot targeting the Games, which start in eight weeks as France is on its highest threat alert level.

The man is accused of planning a ‘’violent action’’ on behalf of the Islamic State group’s jihadist ideology, the national counterterrorism prosecutor’s office said in a statement Friday. The man, who was not identified, is behind held in custody pending further investigation.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said in a statement that members of the General Directorate of Internal Security arrested an 18-year-old man from Chechnya on May 22 on suspicion of being behind a plan to attack soccer events that will be held in the southern city of Saint-Etienne.

According to the initial investigation, the man was preparing an attack targeting the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne that will host several soccer matches during the Summer Games. The planned attack was to target spectators and police forces, the statement said. The suspect wanted to attack the Olympic events “to die and become a martyr,” the statement also said.

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