Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged "mastermind" behind the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, was planning to carry out attacks against Jewish institutions, it has been revealed.
Testimony from the investigation into the Paris attacks, published in a French magazine, recounts some of Abaaoud's movements leading up to that fateful Friday.
According to one of the testimonies, Abaaoud went to his niece, Hasna Aitboulahcen, in Saint-Denis. Abaaoud asked her to hide him and told her of his plans for the future.
"We will do even more huge damage, mainly to Jews, and will carry out activities against schools and transport in the city," Abaaoud said, according to a quote in the investigation.
The investigation also revealed that the senior Islamic State militant promised to give Aitboulahcen 5,000 Euros in order to buy two suits and two pairs of shoes for him and another person so that they could carry out an attack near La Defense, Paris's financial district.
This conversation took place on November 15, two days after the Paris attacks, according to the testimony. Another conversation between Abaaoud and his niece was about his easy arrival to France.
Abaaoud boasted to relatives that he had managed to enter Europe as part of the flow of arrivals during the migrant crisis, two months before the attacks. "France is nothing," Abaaoud said.
Three days later, Abaaoud was killed along with Aitboulahcen during a police raid in Saint-Denis.