Mossad Foils Pesach Terror Atack on Athens Chabad House



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    Mossad Foils Pesach Terror Atack on Athens Chabad House

    The two-story Chabad house in Athens. Photo: Mordechai Lubecki

    Greek Police announced Tuesday they had arrested two foreign suspects after having disrupted a “foreign terrorist network” operating within the country, who had been plotting a terrorist attack on the Chabad House in Athens, Greece, had been arrested • Full Story

    Via The Jewish Press

    Greek Police announced Tuesday they had arrested two foreign suspects after having disrupted a “foreign terrorist network” operating within the country, who had been plotting a terrorist attack on the Chabad House in Athens, Greece, had been arrested.

    Israel’s international Mossad intelligence agency said its agents helped the Greek government track down and arrest the Iranian terror cell before the operatives could carry out plans to attack Israelis in the country.

    The terrorists allegedly planned to attack the Chabad House in Athens, Greece. that also functions as a restaurant in central Athens, according to Greek daily Kathimerini.

    An Iran-based operative identified as the handler for two Pakistani nationals had allegedly promised to pay the two locals for carrying out the attack, using a gas cylinder explosive.

    The two Pakistani suspects were charged with membership in a terrorist organization and are being held at police headquarters in the Greek capital, authorities said. The Iran-based handler is wanted for questioning and was charged in absentia.

    The Mossad aided Greece with an analysis of Iran’s operational procedures that ultimately led to determining the terror cell’s methodology. Israel’s intelligence agency also linked the terror cell in Greece to the global Iranian terrorist network.

    “Along with our intelligence partners we will act in our role without rest to thwart Iran’s intentions to cause harm throughout the world,” the Mossad said in a statement.

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry Thanks Greece for Thwarting Attack

    “I thank the Greek government and the Greek intelligence and security service for thwarting the terrorist attack against Jewish and Israeli targets,” Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said in a statement Tuesday evening.

    “Terrorism is a common enemy and the fight against it is our top priority.

    “The government of the Ayatollahs in Tehran exports terrorism to the Middle East and the whole world and only a firm and joint stand will stop the terrorist activities of the Iranian regime,” Cohen added.

    Athens Shliach Rabbi Mendel Hendel thanked local authorities for foiling the attack.

    “The place is very secure and security is taken seriously. Thank G-d that we have authorities that thwarted [the attack],” he said.

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