Mossad thwarts Iranian attacks on Israelis in Africa: report

Mossad has thwarted multiple Iranian attacks on Israeli tourists and businessmen in at least three African countries, Channel 12 reported Sunday night.

According to the report, the targets were Israelis visiting Tanzania, Senegal and Ghana.

Five suspects, all with African passports, have been arrested.

Iran has been seeking to harm Israel or Israelis at sea, using cyberattacks and attacks abroad.

There have been shadow wars between the countries for decades, but Iranian efforts have skyrocketed since November 2020, after the Islamic Republic’s nuclear chief, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated, allegedly by Mossad.

Iranian ships participate in a naval war game in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on April 22, 2010. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards successfully deployed a new speedboat capable of destroying enemy ships when they started. war games on Thursday on a crucial waterway for the world. oil supplies, Iran (credit: REUTERS / FARS NEWS)

Furthermore, Iran has accused the Mossad of sabotaging its nuclear facilities in July 2020, as well as in April and June this year.

The Jerusalem Post The US and foreign media have also reported on Israeli intelligence assistance in the US assassination of the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, in January 2020.

In early October, some Israeli officials accused Tehran of trying to assassinate Israelis in Cyprus, something Tehran had also tried in 2012.

In roughly the same period in 2012, there were also Iranian plots to attack Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kenya.

In January, Iranian representatives tried to attack Israeli diplomatic officials in India.

Israeli intelligence officials have estimated that the Islamic Republic will continue to target Israelis and Jews in places where they believe security is weaker at least until they feel they have achieved a certain amount of revenge and deterrence against Israeli attacks on Iran.

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