The Cypriot secret service foiled a terrorist attack against Israeli interests
at the seaport of the country’s second city Limassol, Cypriot daily Alithia
reported on Thursday.
Cypriot agents discovered 100 grams of explosives
they say was meant to target cruise ships carrying Israeli tourists in Cyprus
and in other countries.
The IDF had no comment on the report.
month, Israel asked security forces around the world, including in Cyprus and
Greece, to increase protection for Israeli tourists ahead of the High Holy
“We’ve identified a continuation of the Iranian global campaign to
launch terror attacks on Israelis,” a defense source said at the time.
July, Cypriot police arrested a Swedish passport-holder of Lebanese descent who
was allegedly tracking the movement of Israeli tourists on the
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called the incident an
“attempted terrorist attack by Hezbollah against an Israeli target in
He accused the Shi’ite group’s sponsor, Iran, of overall
Yaakov Lappin and Reuters contributed to this report.