Report: Iran targeting of Israel tycoon may be reaction to Mossad op on Ron Arad

Israeli officials are reportedly estimating that the recent alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Israeli businessmen in Cyprus is linked to the recent Mossad operation — revealed in the Knesset by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett — to find information on missing IDF soldier Ron Arad.

Channel 13 news reports that Tehran’s alleged attempted hit on billionaire Teddy Sagi could have been intended as a reaction to the Mossad operation, which Israeli officials say was a failure.

No more details are available on the alleged link between the two matters and how the Mossad operation was connected to Iran.

Arad fell captive in 1986 and was held by the Amal group before being handed over to the Hezbollah terror group, which to this day is heavily backed by Iran. There has been no sign of life from Arad since 1988 and he has long been presumed dead.

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