July 22, 2012
Israel has voiced serious concerns that Iran may try to stage a terror attack against Israeli athletes competing at the 2012London Games, the Sunday Times reported.
The coming Summer Olympics, which will kick off on Friday, mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich Games massacre, which saw terrorists kill 11 Israeli athletes and coaches.
- US: Burgas terrorist a Hezbollah operative
- PM: Hezbollah behind Burgas terror attack
- Bulgaria dismisses claim of responsibility
What can be seen as the regular concern of terror attacks against Israelis worldwide has been exponentially amplified following the attack on Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, on Wednesday.
Five Israelis were killed and 32 others were injured in the attack.
Israel, Bulgaria and the US are investigating the attack. The US became involved after the terrorist was found to be in possession of a fake America passport.
Scene of the Burgas attack (Photo: AP)
The Israeli rescue mission dispatched to Burgas immediately after the attack included Mossad and Shin Bet officers, according to the Sunday Times.
The newspaper said that it was a Mossad agent, watching Sarafovo Airport CCTV footage, who spotted the suicide bomber. The terrorist's identity is still unknown.
The Burgas attack was, in many ways, Israel's nightmare scenario: The appearance of "stealth terrorists," whose detection is much harder.
Despite initial assessment that the terrorist was acting alone, Israel believes that he had at least one accomplice.
Bulgarian authorities have issued a sketch of a man described as an American citizen named "David Jefferson," who may have carried another explosive device with him.
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