Friday, January 24, 2014

Israel squashes al-Qaeda Plot on U.S. Embassy in Israel

Israel on Wednesday said it had foiled an “advanced” al-Qaeda plan to carry out a suicide bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and bomb other targets, in what analysts said was the first time the global terror network’s leadership has been directly involved in plotting an attack inside Israel. 
The Shin Bet intelligence agency said it had arrested three Palestinians who allegedly plotted bombings, shootings, kidnappings and other attacks. It said the Palestinian men, two from Jerusalem and one from the West Bank, were recruited by an operative based in the Gaza Strip who worked for al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.
 al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri
The State Department said the U.S. was not yet able to corroborate the Israeli claims. 
While a number of groups inspired by al-Qaeda have carried out attacks against Israel before, this appeared to mark the first time an attack was directly planned by al-Qaeda leaders. 
The Shin Bet said the Palestinians planned on attacking a Jerusalem conference center with firearms and then kill rescue workers with a truck bomb. Al-Qaeda also planned to send foreign militants to attack the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv on the same day using explosives supplied by the Palestinians, it said.
It said five men whose identity and nationality were not disclosed were to fly into Israel with fake Russian passports to attack the American embassy. It was not clear where the men are located. 
The Palestinian operatives had planned on several other attacks, it said. One included shooting out the tires of a bus and then gunning down passengers and ambulance workers. 
The agency said it the plot was in “advanced planning stages” but gave no further information on how close the men got to carrying it out. It said the Palestinians from Jerusalem had used their Israeli resident cards to scope out and gather intelligence on targets. They were arrested in the past few weeks, it said.
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BOSMAN said...

Yeah...lets kiss Iran's ass when we know their GOAL IN LIFE is to destroy Israel.

How many other countries over their would have squashed this attack on us? .... LONG PAUSE .... SOUND OF CRICKETS ....

Anonymous said...

Haven't you heard, Al Queda is not a problem anymore. I guess that's why the State dept yawns.