HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS
HA’ARETZ: 1. DOUBLE TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST ISRAELI EMBASSIES; NETANYAHU: IRAN IS RESPONSIBLE
Highest alert at missions around the world after wife of Defense Ministry representative in India was wounded by car-bomb. Driver of the Ambassador to Georgia thwarted similar incident.
1. EMBASSIES UNDER ATTACK
Wife of Israeli diplomat moderately wounded by bomb attached to her car in New Delhi. In Tbilisi, bomb was neutralized on car of driver who worked for the Israeli Embassy. Concern: This is only the beginning.
1. Assessment: Wave of terrorist attacks against Israelis has begun. „Motorcyclist threw something at my car and everything exploded.
I WAS LUCKY THAT THE KIDS WERE NOT WITH ME”
1. Combined attack against Israeli embassies in India and Georgia.
ENVOY’S WIFE WOUNDED IN TERRORIST ATTACK (…). In New Delhi: Motorcyclist attached bomb to car of Tal Yehoshua-Koren, wife of Defense Ministry representative in India. At almost the same time in Tbilisi: Bomb attached to Embassy driver’s car neutralized. Israel: Iran is responsible; Tehran: We have nothing to do with it. Concern: Start of wave of attacks.
1. FACTS ON THE GROUND: TEL SHILO TO BE DECLARED NATIONAL HERITAGE SITE
Today: Against background of PA’s appeal to UNESCO to recognize sites on West Bank, Government is expected to approve ten projects for advancing sites of Jewish and historical importance, including Binyamin-region archaeological site.
2. INDIAN INTELLIGENCE SOURCE: „BLAST’S TRACKS LEAD TO IRAN”
From investigation of terrorist attack that took place in the heart of the Indian capital, it arises that Iran is cooperating with group that perpetrated Mumbai attack. (…).
1. BARAK: „IRANIANS AND HEZBOLLAH WANT TO CAUSE ISRAELI CASUALTIES”
DM responds to terrorist attack in India and attempted attack in Georgia and says: „They want to attack the Israeli way of life.” Indian Interior Minister: „Attack was perpetrated by well trained terrorist.”
SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS
Yediot Ahronot remarks that, „Yesterday’s attack in India and the attempted attack in Georgia are, apparently, the work of local terrorist infrastructures. But the assessment is that they are only part of multiple cells throughout the world operated by the Iranian intelligence organization
– the aim of which is to deter Israel from attacking Iranian nuclear scientists.” The author opines that, „So far, it is doubtful that the Iranian officer in charge of these attacks will be receiving a promotion any time soon.”
Ma’ariv notes that, „India is not interested in becoming a violent arena in the framework of the Middle East conflict. Only last week it announced that it would continue purchasing petroleum from Iran despite the embargo.” The author points out that, „An order to carry out attacks under these conditions is liable to endanger Iran’s interests, and therefore, perhaps, the attempts to initiate a deadly, yet isolated, incident are limited in scope
Yisrael Hayom says that, „The working assumption by the security services last night was that global terror assault is not yet over. The assessment is that the incidents in India and Georgia are part of a wider, multi-continental and multi-dimensional effort, intended to give to Hezbollah and to Iran a triple achievement: Revenge (in part and however late) for the elimination of Imad Mughniyeh, revenge (small and not proportional) for the elimination of the [nuclear] scientists, and deterrence.”