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Reports: Israeli billionaire escapes assassination in Cyprus at last moment

A prominent and famous Israeli billionaire was the target of an attempted assassination in Cyprus in recent days that was dramatically foiled at the last moment after he was warned by local security agencies and left the country, Hebrew media reports.

After some details were published by Cypriot and Israeli media, Channel 12 news reports that an Azeri mercenary from the Russian mafia who was sent to kill the businessman has been arrested in Cyprus, very close to a building regularly used by his target.

The Israeli businessman, whose identity is barred from publication, has many assets in Cyprus.

The report says authorities initially suspected an Iranian terror plot, but have now concluded it is not terror-related at all and that the saga may not be over.

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