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Iran tried to kill Israeli businessman in Cyprus – Bennett spokesman

CM 04/10/2021


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Iran was behind the attempt on Israeli businessman Teddy Sagi’s life, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s spokesman Matan Sidi said on Monday.
“Contrary to some of what was published last night in connection to the incident in Cyprus, I ask to clarify, in the name of security officials, that this was a terrorist attack by Iran against Israeli businesspeople living in Cyprus,” Sidi said.
Bennett’s spokesman added: “This was not a criminal incident, and the businessman Teddy Sagi was not the target of the attack.”

Sidi’s comments came after mixed reports about whether the assassination attempt was a terrorist attack or the result of a business dispute between Sagi and Russian businessmen. Sagi pointed to Iran as the culprit.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz said soon after that the planned murder was “another act of aggression by Iran aimed at Israeli targets.”
 An Iranian protester holds the picture of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as she attends an anti US demonstration, marking the 40th anniversary of the US embassy takeover, near the old US embassy in Tehran, Iran, November 4, 2019. (credit: NAZANIN TABATABAEE/WANA (WEST ASIA NEWS AGENCY) VIA REUTERS) An Iranian protester holds the picture of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as she attends an anti US demonstration, marking the 40th anniversary of the US embassy takeover, near the old US embassy in Tehran, Iran, November 4, 2019. (credit: NAZANIN TABATABAEE/WANA (WEST ASIA NEWS AGENCY) VIA REUTERS)
  
“Iran continues to be a global and regional threat and a challenge to Israel, and we will continue to act to defend our citizens and the security of the State of Israel everywhere and against every threat,” Gantz said at a Blue and White faction meeting.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said that “Israeli businesspeople will continue to travel the world. They need to be careful and listen to instructions, but Israel can and knows how to protect its citizens.”
The authorities in Cyprus arrested a 38-year-old Russian man for plotting to murder several Israeli businessmen living in Nicosia. The case was kept under wraps because of national security concerns, Cypriot news site Kathimerini reported last week.
Sagi was tipped off by unnamed Israeli authorities that he had been targeted by an assassin, Israeli media reported Monday night. Those authorities helped Sagi flee Cyprus and avoid harm.
It remained unclear who warned Sagi, but the Mossad is likely the unnamed Israeli authority operating in or giving information relating to a foreign country like Cyprus.  
Sagi is the billionaire founder of gambling software company Playtech and fraud prevention company SafeCharge, and the owner of Camden Market in London.
Yonah Jeremy Bob and Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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