Jewish Security Group To Brief Summer Camps

Jewish Security Group To Brief Summer Camps

The Security Community Network is convening a conference call for organizers of Jewish camps and travel programs in the wake of the Norway massacre.

"This unprecedented violent and targeted attack against a youth camp sent shock waves around the world," said a flyer sent out by the network, which is funded by the Jewish Federations of North America.

The attacker killed 68 people, including youths as young as 14, in a shooting spree at a camp near Oslo, as well as eight people in explosions in downtown Oslo.

"The targeting of children, the sheer number of casualties and duration of the attack left many questioning, ‘How could this happen?!’" SCN said in its flyer. "While a mass shooting event is a rare occurrence and unlikely event, by their very nature, camps in general remain a vulnerable ‘soft target’ that have been the target of past terror plots and attacks."

The call, set to take place Wednesday, will include commentary from William Ryan, a protective security adviser at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Paul Goldenberg, Security Community Network’s director; and Jeffrey Slotnick, a security adviser to the network.

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