| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Netanyahu welcomes foiling of Iranian attack on Israeli targets in Cyprus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his appreciation for the prevention of an alleged Iranian attack on Israeli targets in Cyprus. While no specific information was provided in the statement from Netanyahu’s office, an Israeli news website, Ynet, mentioned the city of Limassol as a potential target for the planned attack against Israelis. However, the sources for this information were not disclosed.
Cyprus declined to comment on whether an attack had been foiled.

“Israel welcomes the foiling of the Iranian terrorist attack in the territory of Cyprus against Israeli targets,” Netanyahu’s office said.

“Israel operates everywhere in a wide variety of methods in order to protect Jews and Israelis and will continue to act to sever Iranian terrorism wherever it raises its head, including on Iranian soil,” the statement said.

Asked about the Israeli statement, Cyprus government spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis said: “We cannot comment on issues regarding national security.”

In 2021, Israel accused Iran of orchestrating an attempted attack against Israelis in Cyprus after police on the Mediterranean island said an armed individual had been arrested. Iran denied the accusation.

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