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Israel thanks Cyprus for stopping alleged Iranian plan to attack Israelis

Israel is expressing gratitude to Cypriot authorities who reportedly stopped an Iranian attack on Israelis in the country, where Iran was accused of plotting to attack Israelis back in 2021.

After Cypriot authorities reportedly thwarted an Iranian attack on Israelis in the country, Israel responded with praise Sunday.

A statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Sunday read, “Israel commends the thwarting of the Iranian terrorist attack in Cyprus against Israeli targets.”

Israel’s Channel 12 reported that the targets of the planned attack included hotels and other venues frequented by Israelis, an unnamed Israeli businessman and a Jewish religious center known as a Chabad house.

The Cypriot media outlet Phile News reported that US, Israeli and Cypriot intelligence agencies foiled the plot and that the plan was linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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