Shin Bet head: Rise in terror plots against Israelis, Jews

May 30, 2012 13:11

The past year has seen a significant acceleration in attempts to act against Israeli and Jewish targets in the world, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief Yoram Cohen said Wednesday, while addressing the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense committee.

Cohen accused Iran of being the central actor behind the worldwide terror plots, "most of which were not publicized." He stated that the Shin Bet, Mossad and IDF had been successful in gleaning enough intelligence about the terror plots and infrastructure to stymie their operations.The Shin Bet chief said that Iranian agents had also entered the Gaza Strip, imparting knowledge to local terrorists. Cohen refereed to Gaza as a "giant arms warehouse," with Hamas possessing some 8,000 rockets with a range of four to forty kilometers.

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