Report: Israel Steps Up Security for Mossad Officials Amid Iranian Threats

Mossad chief David Barnea. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Israel has stepped up its protection of current and former senior security personnel, particularly when they are overseas, Kan News reported Thursday.

The move came amid increased tensions with Iran, which has repeatedly warned it would seek retaliation against a series of actions reportedly carried out by the Mossad in recent years.

According to the report, a major focus of the increased protective measures is former senior Mossad members currently abroad.

The report did not mention any specific former agent who might be a target.

The Prime Minister’s Office declined to comment on the report.

Recent attempts by Iran to target Israelis abroad have included the attempted killing of an Israeli-Georgian businessman engaged in pro-Israel activity in Eastern Europe and a plot to target Israeli citizens in Istanbul, Turkey.

A shadow war that has been playing out between Iran and Israel for several years appears to have stepped up its pace.

On Thursday, a group of Iranian hackers called Moses Staff published previously unseen footage of a bombing attack in Yerushalayim a day earlier. The footage was said to come from surveillance cameras used by an unidentified major Israeli security organization.

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