Revealed by Azerbaijan MP: Mossad neutralized Iranian terrorists at 2012 Eurovision event

 

MP Yevda Abramov, head of Baku’s Parliamentary Committee on Israel-Azerbaijan Relations, reported that Israel’s “Mossad divers neutralized an Iranian terrorists cell” targeting the 2012 Eurovision song contest in the capital.

By News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israeli intelligence agents were able to prevent a major terrorist attack in Azerbaijan during the 2012 Eurovision song contest in Baku, Azerbaijani MP Yevda Abramov revealed Tuesday.

The Crystal Hall in Baku, which hosted the 2012  – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Local website econbez.ru quoted Abramov as saying that “during the Eurovision song contest in Baku … Mossad divers neutralized at sea a group of terrorists who arrived from Iran to Azerbaijan.”

Abramov, who chairs Baku’s Parliamentary Committee on Israel-Azerbaijan Relations, was adamant the terrorist cell’s target was the Eurovision contest held in the capital.

 Israel's Special Forces naval unit - Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Israel’s Special Forces naval unit – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

He further said Mossad agents played “a key role” in helping local authorities secure the international multi-sport 2015 European Games in Baku, which saw Azerbaijan host athletes from 50 countries.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he will hold a state visit to Azerbaijan in the near future. The announcement received prominent headlines in the Azerbaijani media.

 

View original Israel Hayom publication at:
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=37621

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