Gaddafi on state TV 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Libyan TV)
A delegation of four Libyan officials met with opposition leader Tzipi Livni on
Thursday and sent her a message from their country’s dictator, Muammar Gaddafi,
Channel 2 reported Sunday night.
According to the report, the delegation
wanted to meet with Livni, because she had expressed support for the rebels who
are trying to overthrow Gaddafi. They received visas from the Israeli embassy in
Paris after gaining approval from Israeli security services. Once in Israel, the
delegation immediately asked to meet with Livni, who obliged.
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said the Libyans passed electronic information from Gaddafi to the Kadima head,
who transferred it to security officials.
It said they also met with
Kadima MK Meir Sheetrit and Jews of Libyan origin in Netanya.
spokesman Gil Messing said he could not comment on the matter, which he said was
complicated. But Sheetrit was open about meeting the Libyans at a Tel Aviv
Sheetrit said the Libyans wanted to meet with him because of his
support for the Arab peace initiative. He said they invited him to come to
“I met with them, because I was curious,” Sheetrit said. “They
don’t have roles in the Gaddafi regime. They wanted to come to Israel and change
the image of Libya. They said there isn’t fighting on the streets there and that
life goes on. They hope the situation will get better and that there will be
relations between Israel and Libya in the future.”