The alert level is already “to the extreme“, although at the moment there are no specific alarms to register. The war in middle East has caught the attention of the authorities public security in our country with the aim of monitoring the delicate situation and facing possible threats. The Minister of the Interior himself mentioned the issue, Matteo Piantedosion the sidelines of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Israel.
When asked by journalists about the issue and about the possible increase in the supervision threshold, the head of the Ministry of the Interior responded: “The alarm level is already at highest level. No specific alarms, but a lot of attention.“In addition, the alert had already been activated last October, after the attack suffered by Israel with the consequent worsening of the situation in the Middle East. Already on that occasion, speaking in the Chamber, Piantedosi had announced an immediate reinforcement of all observation measures and control devices related to sensitive targets present in the national territory.
“A reconnaissance of sensitive targets was carried out in Italy, numbering more than 28,000, of which 205 were Israeli, mainly diplomatic offices or religious centres.“explained the head of the Ministry of the Interior. Current events then confirmed the need for reinforced surveillance by the security authorities: just ten days ago, in Florence, the American consulate was attacked with some incendiary bottles and the gesture was vindicated with a video in Arabic in which explicit threats were made towards our country. “If Italy and Europe continue to support the crimes of Israel and the United States, we will begin the first real operation and we will know that more than half of the targets are neither Israeli nor American.“said a disturbing voice-over.
“The conflict in the Middle East also carries the risk of triggering Islamist radicalizations“, Piantedosi had already warned in October, referring to the attack in Brussels, where an Islamist fanatic had killed two Swedish citizens. As a result of that episode, the alert had been raised even higher throughout Europe and also in our country. And done now the head of the Ministry of the Interior confirms: “alarm level already at maximum“However, the fact that, fortunately, specific threats are not recognized is not enough reason to let our guard down.