Security Officials: More Attacks Coming (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gavriel Queenann 02/17/12)
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Israeli counterterrorism officials warned Friday that Iran and its
terror confederate Hizbullah are plotting more attacks on Israelis
"It appears as though Iran and Hezbollah are currently trying to
carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad," Israel´s
Counter-terrorism Bureau said.
Officials said they drew these conclusion "in light of the findings
emerging from the questioning of detainees," arrested in relation to
The warning called on Israelis travelling abroad to "be alert, avoid
taking suspicious objects from strangers, and be responsive to local
"Iran and Hezbollah are continuing to try to carry out other attacks
on targets abroad," one senior official told the Associated Press on
condition of anonymity. "That means asking Israelis abroad to be
The official did not outline any specific threats or locations, but
did say Israel has "general information reflecting intent," that more
attacks are coming.
Noting that Iran had risked disrupting relations with countries it is
on good terms with, the official said Tehran had demonstrated high
motivation to hit Israeli targets.
The warning comes after three separate attempts to target Israeli
diplomats for assassination this week.
On Monday, a car bomb critically injured an Israeli diplomatís wife
in Delhi, while authorities in the Georgian capital of Tsbili
disarmed a bomb attached to an Israeli embassy car.
A botched bombing plot in Bangkok on Tuesday resulted in three
Iranian nationals being arrested. One accidentally blew his legs off,
one was arrested fleeing Thailand, and a third was arrested in
Thai authorities, who have mounted a manhunt for two more Iranian
suspects, say Israeli diplomats were the targets. One of the men
being sought is believed to be the bomb maker.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu unambiguously blamed Iran for all
three incidents. Israeli officials suspect Lebanon´s Hizbullah terror
group of having carried them out on Iran´s behalf.
Tehran denied the report and said Israel had targeted its own
diplomats as a part of a "psychological warfare campaign" it was
mounting on Iran.
Meanwhile, Hizbullah chief Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said his
group "doesn´t bother with such small attacks," which led to
speculation it has senior Israeli officials in its crosshairs.
The Israeli official said Israel took Nasrallah´s threats seriously.
"After Nasrallah´s speech, senior officials are a priority target,
and that is definitely why we are following everything that points in
that direction," he said. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/17/12)
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