Pak nationals arrested in Greece for plotting attacks against Jews and Israelis offered huge sum of money by Iran

Jerusalem, Apr 4 (PTI): An Israeli safety official has revealed the identify and plan of the Pakistani mastermind within the foiled plot to hurt Israeli and Jewish targets in Greece final week, a media report right here mentioned.

Mohammad Mohsen Reza, a 65-year-old Pakistani dwelling in Iran, has been working with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp for a few years engaged in recruiting terror operatives overseas, the official informed Occasions of Israel (TOI) on Tuesday.

Reza is claimed to be the one who was giving orders to ‏Irtaza Haider and ‏Hussein Abid‏, the 2 Pakistani males who had been arrested by Greek police final week on prices of plotting to hurt Jewish and Israeli targets in Athens.

The Israeli safety official informed TOI that Haider and Abid had been requested to assemble intelligence, purchase explosive gadgets and plan and perform an assault within the coronary heart of Athens in change for a excessive monetary reward.

Israeli espionage company Mossad and Greek police are mentioned to have collaborated in foiling the plot.

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) in an announcement on behalf of espionage company Mossad mentioned final week on Tuesday that the 2 Pakistanis had been a part of an Iranian terror community.

“The affair that was uncovered immediately in Greece is a extreme case that was efficiently thwarted by the Greek safety forces. It was a further try by Iran to perpetrate terrorism towards Israeli and Jewish targets overseas”, the Israeli PMO then mentioned.

“After the beginning of the investigation of the suspects in Greece, the Mossad rendered intelligence help in unravelling the infrastructure, its work strategies and the hyperlink to Iran. The investigation revealed that the infrastructure that operated in Greece is a part of an in depth Iranian community run from Iran and spanning many international locations”, it added.

Native Greek media experiences indicated that the goal of the assault was a Chabad Home, which features a Kosher restaurant and likewise hosts different non secular providers.

It’s noteworthy that Pakistani terrorists who carried out the 26/11 assaults in Mumbai additionally focused the Chabad Home within the Indian metropolis.

Greek Police mentioned that the suspects had chosen a goal of “excessive symbolism” and had been making closing preparations for the assault.

“Their intention was not solely to trigger the lack of lifetime of harmless residents, but additionally to undermine the sense of safety within the nation, whereas hurting public establishments and threatening [Greece’s] worldwide relations,” the Greek police mentioned.

The 2 Pakistanis are mentioned to be part of a “large Iranian community that operates from Iran and out of many international locations”.

“An evaluation of the seized info and digital knowledge revealed and confirmed that the members of the community had already chosen because the goal of the assault, a constructing of particular significance; had carried out the reconnaissance of the realm and the planning of the assault; and had acquired closing directions to hold out the assault,” a police assertion carried by Greek information web site Directus mentioned final week.

In line with the report, authorities started investigating the fear community following the 2021 arrest of two different Pakistani males suspected of planning assaults on Israelis.

The community was additionally linked to an Iranian plot foiled in Turkey final yr, experiences mentioned. HM RUP

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