Amos Gilad denies 'Sunday Times' report on Olympic threat

July 22, 2012 08:45

Defense Ministry Diplomatic-Security Bureau Head Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad denied a report in The Sunday Times Sunday morning that the Mossad sent dozens of agents to Europe in order to hunt down Caucasian converts to Islam that were allegedly recruited to launch attacks at the London Olympics.

"Intelligence doesn't work that way," Gilad told Army Radio, saying, "you don't send dozens of agents to hunt down ghosts." He added that there is no specific threat to the Israeli delegation but that the security services are nonetheless taking precautions.

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