“The conflict in the Middle East has led to an absolutely unacceptable increase in anti-Semitism and insecurity for Jews in Denmark,” said Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard. “We are in a situation where the terrorist threat in Denmark is serious.”
In this context, the armed forces will support the surveillance of Jewish and Israeli sites in Copenhagen, such as synagogues and the Israeli embassy, the ministry clarified. The military must assist the police units already charged with security.
The army will be deployed from December 6, but it is not known for how long. Denmark has an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 Jews.