Jerusalem terrorist attack and ongoing tensions

18 Nov 2014 by CST

CST has today sent a security notice for display in communal buildings:

This morning’s terrorist attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem is the latest incident causing rising tension in
the area. In light of this ongoing tension, and also following the stabbing of a Jewish man on his way to
synagogue in Antwerp on Saturday, CST asks that staff and visitors at communal buildings comply with all
security measures and give security personnel their full cooperation.

CST is not aware of any specific threat to the Jewish community in the UK. However, we urge everyone to
remain vigilant and to report and challenge suspicious activity immediately to Police and CST.

All communal buildings and organisers of communal events should review their security arrangements and
ensure they are fully implemented.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, or require security advice, please contact CST.


CST continues to ask members of the community to:
• Be alert for suspicious people and activities including parked cars and unattended items
• Challenge (if it is safe to do so) and report suspicious people
• Where possible, make a report of any suspicious activity including photographs or descriptions
• Be aware of your surroundings when arriving at or leaving communal buildings or travelling through
Jewish neighbourhoods
• Ensure visible external security patrols take place to deter and detect hostile activity
• Prevent members of the community congregating outside communal buildings and events
• Prevent ‘tailgating’ – someone following close behind and attempting to gain access to the building
when gates or doors are opened
• Volunteer for security rotas at communal buildings – security is everybody’s responsibility
• Report any security concerns or antisemitic incidents to Police and CST as soon as possible

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