After Israel revealed an Iranian attempt to recruit citizens to spy on Iran, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a meeting in who was informed of the investigations conducted by the General Security Service and the Israeli police into the circumstances of the case.
Bennett commended members of the General Security Service and the police for what he called the successful operation that led to the foiling of a hostile terrorist act that targeted the country, as he said.
“Beware of social”
He added that his country is busy in an ongoing battle against Iran, noting that the efforts of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to recruit Israeli citizens have become clear, pointing out that they do not stop.
He also revealed that these efforts are not limited to just the field of security and intelligence, but rather extend to include efforts to influence Israelis and Israeli society with the aim of sowing polarization, controversy and destabilizing political stability in the country, according to him.
He also called on citizens to be vigilant against these attempts, revealing that it is possible that the people behind the information you consume or share through social media are the Iranians.
Recruiting for intelligence missions
These developments came after the Israeli internal security service, “Shin Bet”, according to reports from the media premises today Wednesday that an Iranian agent named Rambod Namdar claimed to be a Jew to communicate with Israeli women and recruit them for intelligence missions.
Namdar tried to recruit 5, after communicating with them via Facebook, to carry out secret missions for Iran
Subsequently, the women, all from central Israel, gathered in Namdar on Facebook. But the customer in later asked them to communicate via WhatsApp instead of Facebook.
Some suspected it might be an Iranian intelligence officer, but they kept talking to him.
He refused to show his face
He also spoke to them multiple times via “Video Call” but refused to show his face, claiming that his phone’s camera was broken.
While some suspected he might be an Iranian intelligence officer, they kept talking to him and agreed to comply with his requests. in money exchange.
investigation and trial
Furthermore, the Shin Bet indicated that this operation was thwarted in collaboration with the police and the five women, currently under investigation, were arrested.
Some of them were also indicted, but their names were not made public by a court decision, following a request made by the suspects’ attorney.
This recruitment attempt is part of the indirect conflict between the two countries, which in recent years has taken on a cyber character and has turned more to electronic piracy and naval warfare, as well as to some attacks on sensitive sites. in Iran, e questlast pointed his finger in Tel Aviv.
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