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Counter terrorism in Germany ـ Serious attack is likely

Nov 12, 2023 | Studies & Reports

European Centre for Counterterrorism and Intelligence Studies, Germany & Netherlands – ECCI

Most Germans fear Gaza violence will spark terror attacks

DW – More than half of survey respondents said they thought a serious attack was likely. At the same time, less than half thought the German government’s response to the war in Gaza was balanced.Polling released on Sunday found that a majority of Germans thought attacks with large numbers of casualties were likely as a result of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.Germany’s government has assured Israel of its full solidarity and, unlike some other European countries, has not called for a cease-fire.

What did the survey show?

Attacks with very high casualty figures were considered to be either very or highly likely by some 59% of respondents in the YouGov poll.Meanwhile, 27% believed that such attacks in Germany were very or somewhat unlikely.When it came to the possible consequences of the Gaza war on Germany, the possibility of terror attacks was the prime concern of 25% of people. Some 26% cited their main concern as the arrival of more refugees from the Middle East.

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