According to the Greek daily Eleftheros Typos, the Greek police across the country are on alert over a possible terrorist attack against Israeli nationals visiting Greece. The daily obtained a classified document issued by the Greek police three days ago expressing fears over possible bomb strikes against Israeli tourists on Greek soil.
The Greek National Intelligence Service has been in constant contact with its Israeli counterpart Mossad and has deemed as necessary to issue an emergency order of preparedness and high alert just a few days before the official visit of the Israeli President Simon Peres to Athens.
According to the classified document, Greece is the main tourist attraction for Israelis traveling to Europe. The document was sent to all high ranking police officials across Greece and lists all measures needed to be taken to prevent any terrorist attack like the bloody one of July in neighboring Bulgaria.
The document provides detailed information on the draconian security measures to be adopted by both uniformed and plain-clothes officers in archaeological sites, museums, synagogues and the Israeli Embassy to Athens. Cruise ships and hotel resorts will be also monitored by the police because of the large number of Israeli tourist groups.
High risk areas are considered to be the Dodecanese and Thessaloniki followed by Chania and Chalkida. The police officers have been ordered to particularly monitor any suspicious moves made by people originating from the Middle East. Besides the Israeli tourists, the document provides for security to the places and regions where the Jewish element was strong during WWII.
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