Official Says Israel Not Involved in Raisi Helicopter Crash

By Yoni Weiss

People walk next to a large sign saying “The end of the Ayatollah’s regime in Iran” on a building in Yerushalayim, Monday . (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Israel was not involved in the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash that also killed several members of his entourage, an Israeli official told Reuters on Monday.

“It wasn’t us,” said the official, who requested anonymity.

There was no official Israeli reaction to his death.

Rumors circulated on social media from Sunday night into Monday morning, alleging the Mossad’s involvement in the helicopter crash.

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