Seven Iranians have been caught using fake Israeli passports at Vancouver
International Airport, it was reported on Thursday.
The Iranians, whose
identities are unknown, were posing as the Solomons family from Rehovot,
according to reports.
They may have been trying to take advantage of
Israelis’ ability to travel to Canada without a visa. Iranians need a visa to
The passports listed the Iranians’ names and ages as Mona,
48; Tomer, 40; Nadine, 15; Narin, 11; Binyamin, nine; Marin, six; and Nermin,
The passports, however, contained several Hebrew errors and
mismatched translations, enabling authorities to recognize them as
Several Iranians in recent years have tried to enter various
countries with counterfeit Israeli passports.
The seven arrived in Canada
via a third country, where suspicious Vancouver officials took the passports and
handed them over to Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority.
passports were apparently previously stolen from their Israeli owners and
doctored to meet the descriptions of the new holders, the report said