A report by Israel’s Channel 12 News said that Israel’s external intelligence agency Mossad and Israeli Military Intelligence had helped prevent 50 terrorist attacks by providing foreign governments and their intelligence agencies with information that an attack was being planned either by ISIS or Iranian sponsored groups in their countries.
The report did not give details of the attacks but revealed that Israel helped prevent 12 attacks in Turkey, despite it taking place during a period of diplomatic hostility between the two countries and minimal dialogue between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It maintained that intelligence cooperation between the two countries remained strong.
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said: “It appears that not only the citizens of Israel owe thanks to the Mossad. It would be interesting if the tyrant Erdogan would be kind enough to thank us for saving the lives of his citizens”. He added: “Spoiler: No.”
In June, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at Cyber Week 2019, held at Tel Aviv University, that Israel had employed its cyber intelligence capabilities to foil nearly 50 ISIS terror attacks in dozens of countries across the globe.
The Telegraph also reported in June that police in London discovered three tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored inside disposable ice packs when they raided four properties in North-West London. It was reported that the discovery of the Hezbollah bomb plot was assisted by information from Israel’s external intelligence agency Mossad.