Report: Kenya Foiled Assassination Attempt On Netanyahu During His Visit

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta hold Israeli and Kenyan national flags after a join press conference in July 5, 2016 at the State House, in Nairobi.
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The Jerusalem Post reports:  Kenya’s security forces allegedly foiled an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by attacking his convoy during his visit to the state as part of a five-day trip to Africa, the Kuwaiti daily newspaper al-Jarida reported Thursday.

An anonymous source told the newspaper that on Tuesday, shortly before the Prime Minister left the local airport on his way to his hotel in Nairobi, the Kenyan authorities informed Netanyahu’s security guards that the convoy must change its route.

The surprising alert, according to the source, aroused arguments between Netanyahu’s security guards and the Kenyan security forces.

“At the beginning, the Israelis decried the security arrangements in Kenya. However, after the convoy changed its course and arrived in a safe hotel, it was discovered that Kenyan intelligence exposed a plan to attack vehicles in the original course.”

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