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Greece on alert for ‘hidden’ terrorists in Greece as Middle East crisis escalates

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Greece is on alert after the rapid developments in the Middle East and the impact that it may have on issues such as migration and the fear of 'hidden' terrorists on Greek soil.

HDN Newsroom

The attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel and the situation in the Gaza Strip, as well as their repercussions for Greece and the surrounding region, were discussed at the Government Council on National Security (KYSEA) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday.

During the meeting, an overall overview of the situation in the region was made, as well as an update on the repatriation of Greek citizens from Israel under the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is noted that “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport is one of the four points in Europe that serves repatriation flights from Israel, which it will continue for foreign nationals as well.

The government is monitoring developments, as no one knows how long the crisis will last and what extent it will take. Special emphasis is placed on guarding the borders, as there is a strong possibility that there will be increased migration flows in the near future. At the same time, security measures have been intensified to protect potential targets, while there is increased preparedness in accommodation structures where migrants are located.

It should be noted that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will participate today, Friday, in a teleconference of the leaders of the European People’s Party on the developments in the Middle East.