Report: Attempt on Barak´s life foiled in Singapore (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Roi Kais Published: 02.16.12, 11:20)
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Kuwait´s Al-Jarida newspaper claims Israel was able to prevent
assassination attempt on defense minister during his recent visit to
Kuwait´s Al-Jarida newspaper reported Thursday that Israel was able
to prevent an assassination attempt on Defense Minister Ehud Barak,
during his visit to Singapore this week.
According to the report, the Mossad – collaborating with local
authorities – was able to stop the assassins, who planned on
targeting Barak during his visit to the Singapore Air Show.
The newspaper based its report on information from "high ranking
Israeli defense officials."
Al-Jarida went on to quote the sources as saying that prior to
Barak´s visit, the Israeli intelligence agency contacts Singapore
authorities and gave them "highly classified information suggesting a
cell comprising of Iranian and Hezbollah operatives were planning to
assassinate the Israeli defense minister."
A covert operation based on the information resulted in the arrest of
The paper added that the cell had "very accurate information" about
Barak´s itinerary and planned to have him under surveillance during
his stay in Singapore. The assassination was to take place in Barak´s
According to the report, the Mossad is taking an active part in the
suspect´s interrogation. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 02/16/12)
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