The Prime Minister’s office in Israel issued a press release late on Tuesday regarding the arrest of terrorists targeting Israeli targets in Greece. The Press release was issued on “behalf of the Mossad”, the National Intelligence Service in Israel, the PM’s office stressed.
PM’s office press release
In response to the report in Greece, the Prime Minister’s Office has, this evening, issued the following response on behalf of the Mossad:
“The affair that was uncovered today in Greece is a severe case that was successfully thwarted by the Greek security forces. It was an additional attempt by Iran to perpetrate terrorism against Israeli and Jewish targets abroad.
After the start of the investigation of the suspects in Greece, the Mossad rendered intelligence assistance in unraveling the infrastructure, its work methods and the link to Iran. The investigation revealed that the infrastructure that operated in Greece is part of an extensive Iranian network run from Iran and spanning many countries.
The Mossad, together with its partners in the community, is working relentlessly to thwart intended Iranian attacks around the world.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Greece police announced that the National Intelligence Service (EYP) and the Anti-Terror Department of the Hellenic Police have dismantled a terrorists’ network that was preparing attacks in the country.
Two Pakistani nationals, aged 27 and 29, have been arrested, while the master-mind of the terrorists’ attack is a man living in Tehran, Iran.
The arrested were reportedly planning brutal attacks aiming to cause the mass death of innocent citizens as well as to assassinate foreign nationals in Greece.
They had also located the place where they would start with the mass murders, an Israeli restaurant, a Jewish and Sephardic culture center, in Psyri district in the center of Athens.
The two Pakistanis have been living in Greece in the last 4 to 5 year, mostly in Sparti and Zakynthos and were working as day laborers in agriculture. they had recently moved to Athens and were seeking to recruit more people for their heinous plans.
Check also KTG’s earlier post on the matter.