Monday, February 13, 2012

13-Feb-12: More on today's bombing attack on Israel's embassy in India

Source: Wall Street Journal today
Challah Hu Akbar puts an interesting and useful context to the events of today. 
In late January, an Iranian linked terror cell, which planned to target Israelis and Jews, was exposed in Azerbaijan. During his recent trip to the United States, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel was concerned that Hezbollah would provoke Israel through an attack in order to distract the world’s attention from Syria. A French intelligencereport stated a similar belief. On Friday, a Senior official in Hezbollah said on Al-Manar TV that “Israel can never be calm. Hezbollah will avenge the murder of the blessed Mughniyeh even it takes 100 years.” Yet, Sunday’s Israel Hayom reported that “An Israeli defense source told Israel Hayom that the defense establishment is not on any special alert” for the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh.
Today, Israeli missions in Georgia, and India were targeted in terrorist attacksHere is how the bombing in India is currently being reported in India. Source: The Hindu daily newspaper.
An Israeli embassy car on Monday exploded close to the mission here in a suspected coordinated terror attack after a car bomb involving an Israeli embassy vehicle in Georgian capital of Tbilisi was defused.
According to initial investigations, two motorcycle-borne youths tailed the Israeli Embassy vehicle on Aurangzeb Road in the high security zone, not far from Prime Minister’s residence, and allegedly placed “something” in the rear of the car when it stopped at a traffic signal.
Minutes later, there was an explosion and the Toyota innova bearing number 109-CD-35 went into flames.
Three persons including Administrative Attache of the Embassy received injuries in the incident at 3.15 p.m. near a petrol station, located 500 metres from the 7—Race Course Road official residence of the Prime Minister.
An indication that the incident in Delhi could be a part of targeted attacks on Israeli staff came when a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in Jerusalem that there have been incidents in which embassy staff were targetted in Tbilisi and New Delhi.
The incident came a day after the fourth anniversary of the killing of Hezbollah’s deputy leader Imad Mughniyah.
Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said two Israeli embassy employees were injured in the incident. “We have rushed bomb disposal squad to the spot. We are investigating the cause of fire,” he said.

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