Israel Reportedly Warned Germany of Attack on Hannover Soccer Stadium

According to report in Germany's Stern magazine, unnamed Israeli agency warned German intel of planned attack the day before the game, which was to be held four days after the Paris attacks.

Two police officers stand in the HDI-Arena in Hannover, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 just before the stadium was evacuated before the friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands.

Israel provided Germany with the intelligence information that led to the cancellation of the soccer match between Germany and Holland in Hannover last week, German magazine Stern reported on its website on Wednesday.

Quoting German government sources, Stern said that an unnamed Israeli intelligence organization warned German intelligence of the attack the day before the game, which was scheduled for November 17.

The game was canceled and the stadium was evacuated only 90 minutes before the game was scheduled to begin, and only four days after the terror attacks in Paris which killed 130 people.

Stern said it seems the Israeli intelligence services managed to expose the precise plans for the attack.

Israeli intelligence services and their German counterparts have a long history of cooperation and coordination, including between the BND and Mossad.

After the soccer match was called off, certain media outlets in Germany reported that the warnings of the attack had come from the French - Stern's report iss the first to mention Israel in this context.