Iconic Cultural Sites Evacuated For Bomb Threats As Israel-Palestine Tension Ripples Through The West

The Palace of Versailles and the Louvre were evacuated Saturday due to a bomb threat, the Associated Press reported, as tensions related to the Israel-Hamas war continue to spill over into the West.

French authorities evacuated civilian visitors and staff from the site on Saturday after an as-yet-unidentified person made a bomb threat. according to To AP. Bomb threats against two of her culturally significant locations in France were threatened by the French government.emergencyA terrorist threat level alert was issued on Friday.

Police and other law enforcement officials searched both locations for possible explosives, but no such explosives were found at either location, according to the Associated Press. Tensions are rising in the West over the Israel-Hamas war, which was sparked by the brutal killing of at least 1,300 people by Hamas. rape Last Saturday, an increasing number of women were kidnapped in the Gaza Strip, with dozens being kidnapped to be held as hostages. (Related: NYPD orders all officers to appear in uniform amid Hamas threat)

Suspected Islamic extremists killed a teacher and injured three others at a French school on Friday, raising concerns about the possibility of further terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists, according to the Associated Press. The French government on Friday deployed about 7,000 soldiers across the country in preparation for any violence.

France has banned pro-Palestinian protests, and authorities used water cannon to control a hostile crowd of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris earlier this week.

According to the Associated Press, the Louvre, which houses priceless art objects such as the Mona Lisa, receives as many as 40,000 visitors every day. One of the most magnificent buildings on earth, the Palace of Versailles was once the residence of the French royal family and is visited by 15 million visitors each year. according to to the French government.

The bomb threat and France’s raised threat level came after Hamas called on Muslims around the world to take part in a day of “jihad” as Israel launches a counterattack against the terror group.

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