CST tells Jewish organisations to ‘fully implement’ security

The Community Security Trust sent out the directive following the launch of missiles on Israel from Iran


Jewish communal organisation have been told by CST to fully implement security measures since the attacks on Israel by Iran (Photo: CST)

The Community Security Trust (CST) has told Jewish communal organisations that they need to ensure that “security measures are fully implemented”.

Writing on X/Twitter soon after missiles and drones were launched from Iran into Israel on Saturday night, the charity said: “CST has tonight sent a notice to all communal organisations, requesting that security measures are fully implemented. This is a necessary precaution because of the situation between Iran and Israel.”

They emphasised that the directive was “not due to any specific information or warning here in the UK”.

CST, together with the police, have had a strong presence at Jewish events and solidarity rallies with Israel and the hostages since October 7. In an additional Tweet posted on Saturday night, CST wrote:  “CST has worked tirelessly with our community, police and government since the war began on 7 October, doing everything we can together to support and enable UK Jewish life. This will continue for as long as it is needed.”

In the meantime, a leading expert on countering extremist activity in the UK has called on the UK government to take tougher stance on extremist groups.

Tom Wilson, director of policy at the Counter Extremism Group, told the JC: “This aggressive escalation by Iran, with its direct attacks on Israel, reiterates why the British Government should be taking a strong stand on extremist groups in the UK that are linked to the Iranian regime and its terrorist proxies.

"It is vital that authorities step up monitoring and take direct action to disrupt the network of organisations and individuals ideologically aligned with Iran. There should be particularly robust action on those acting in coordination with the goals of the IRGC, which is the Iranian regime’s primary channel for supporting terrorism.”

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