Israel Fears Iran May Target Senior Officials Abroad

According to a news report, Shin Bet director recently met with Ehud Barak to discuss his personal security

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, 2017.
Ofer Vaknin

Israel's security officials are concerned that Iran might try to target senior Israeli officials while they are abroad.

On Monday, Israel News Company reported that the director of the Shin Bet security services, Nadav Argaman, met last week with former Prime Minister Ehud Barak to discuss his personal security. Barak frequently holds meetings abroad, and is sometimes protected only by his personal handgun. Barak and the Shin Bet did not respond to the report.

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In recent months, a series of attacks targeting Iranian targets in Syria were attributed to Israel, and security officials are preparing for possible Iranian revenge. Alongside possible military action in the northern border, the administration is taking into account a possible attempt to target an Israeli abroad. Iran has tried in the past to hit targets associated with Israel, such as diplomats and Israeli tourists in various countries.