The Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
(JNS.org) Mehdi Nemmouche, the former Islamic State terrorist behind last May’s shooting that killed four people at the Brussels-based Jewish Museum of Belgium, reportedly planned a major attack in Paris on Bastille Day.
According the testimony of four freed French journalists who were held hostage by Nemmouche and others in Syria earlier this year, Nemmouche revealed that he planned a major attack in Paris on July 14, the French daily Liberation reported.
Nemmouche reportedly wanted to target the iconic Parisian landmark Champs-Elysees in an attack “five times bigger” than those carried out in 2012 by Mohammed Merah—who killed seven people, including three Jewish children and a rabbi in the city of Toulouse.
One of the freed journalists, Nicolas Henin, recently described how Nemmouche severely beat him and tortured other prisoners, including the raping and killing of a young mother before beheading her baby.
Henin, who was released in April, at one time was held with slain American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
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